Feodor Stepun: the Russian philosopher about the spiritual crisis of Europe Cover Image

Федор Степун: русский философ о духовном кризисе Европы
Feodor Stepun: the Russian philosopher about the spiritual crisis of Europe

Author(s): Ekaterina Mikhaylovna Veselova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Ивановский государственный университет
Keywords: F. A. Stepun; Russian missionary; Christianity; O. Schmitz; O. Spengler; B. L. Pasternak; culture; Lang; church; Orthodoxy; Catholicism; Jesusism; metaphysical inflation; Bolshevism; religious Soviet;

Summary/Abstract: The article investigates views on the problem of religious devastation of Europe of one of interesting and appreciable authors of the Russian Abroad — Feodor Avgustovich Stepun, the Russian philosopher, the historian, the literary critic. Based on pre-war and post-war texts of Stepun and his dialogues with representatives of the German public, the author shows symptoms of spiritual crisis of the Western European life: on the one hand, the relation to Christianity — misunderstanding of the Christian fundamentals of history by Europeans, an incorrect ratio of Christianity and culture, distortion of the essence of Christianity and, as a result, spiritual degeneration of Europe; on the other hand, the West attitude towards the Soviet Russia, the USSR — from Soviet adherers in 1920 — the beginning of the 1930-s to anti-Sovietism after World War II. Presented are the exit options from the European crisis offered by F.A. Stepun the sense of which is uniform: return to Christian roots, search of mutual understanding between Russia and Europe. Analyzed is the latest work of Feodor Stepun as the last will of the Russian emigration to Europeans, drawn is the corresponding conclusion.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 33-52
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Russian