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Християнско смирение и гражданска непримиримост в детското творчество на Константин Величков
Christian Humility and Civic Implacability in the Children’s Works of Konstantin Velichkov

Author(s): Ognyana Georgieva-Teneva
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Fiction, Applied Linguistics, Theology and Religion, Language acquisition, Cognitive linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, Philology, Stylistics
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Konstantin Velichkov; children’s works; christian humility; civic implacability; values; benevolence

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses two key messages of the children‘s works of Konstantin Velichkov: of Christian humbleness and civic implacability. Considering the fact that these values combine relatively rare both in real life and literature, the paper supports the view of the semantic passability at the border between religious-theme poems, presenting man in a silent dialogue with himself and with God, and fables whose allegories refer to the need for an active stance on the socio-institutional status-quo. The analysed texts are interpreted in the paradigm of the modern idea of the Orthodox theology of participation, according to which true humanity implies not only meekness but also benevolence towards the community and disagreement with political autocracy.

  • Issue Year: 61/2019
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 508 - 516
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian