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Russian Religious Philosophy
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1. History. Russian religious philosophy has its roots in the 18th century, and its golden age after the Napoleonic period, with the full awakening of national consciousness and the contest between the philosophy of the groups who drew inspiration from the West, and that of the Slavophiles, who founded a philosophy corresponding to the national and religious traditions of Russia. The Occidentalists, at first religious — like Chaadayev, and Belinsky, Herzen and Bakunin in their youth — turned away…

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Bernhard Schultze, “Russian Religious Philosophy”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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