LEONT’EV, KONSTANTIN NIKOLAEVICH(–) Konstantin Nikolaevich Leont’ev was a Russian writer, philosopher, critic, and publicist. Like almost all. Konstantin Nikolayevich Leontyev, Leontyev also spelled Leontiev, (born Jan. 25 [Jan. 13, old style], , Kudinovo, near Kaluga. Konstantin Leontiev (Q). Russian philosopher. edit Constantin Leontiev en (French). 1 reference Konstantin. 0 references. family name.

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In the essay ” Nashi novye khristiane: After a cure from dysentery, he underwent a spiritual crisis and spent a year — in a Greek monastery on Mount Athos.

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Never be- fore had I experienced either I went to Athos to try to become a genuine Orthodox Christian, in order that the strict elders would teach me to believe.

The, disease brought him to death’s door. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: In he entered the Russian diplomatic service and worked for eight years as a consular official on the island of Crete and the Balkans. His wife gradually descended into madness. In another letter he wrote: In reading the Lives of Saints we are awed by their spiritual achievements, their ascetic feats.

The name has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution. His stance was anomalous in that he lacked strong personal religious faith, yet advocated strict adherence to Eastern Orthodox religion.

I haven’t yet accomplished anything worthy of my talents, and I’ve led an extremely promiscuous and utterly sinful life. This was the thrust of the article that I brought to Chakovsky in the winter of As clear signs of the contemporary decay, he considered the disappearance of class distinctions and the dominance of bourgeois culture, the culture of the average man. Views Read Edit Konstatin history.


Konstantin Leontiev

Modern Language Association http: Leontiev did eventually become a monk; Elder Ambrose tonsured him inwith the name Clement, in memory, no doubt, of Leontiev’s dear friend, Optina monk Fr. He said, ” Socialism is the feudalism of the future”. Nov 20, See Article History.

The most famous examples were Dostoevsky and Konstantin Leontiev. I was prepared to submit to them my intellect, my will.

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Essays in Russian Literature: Just kinstantin such thinkers as de Maistre, Comte Joseph de MaistreThomas CarlyleFriedrich Nietzsche, and John Stuart MillLeont’ev rejected the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century, which had led to democracies in which there was no place for great men and intense, creative contradictions.

The Elder reposed October 10,and just a month leontief, on November 12, Leontiev joined him in the world beyond the grave.

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Just as there are different kinds of love, and different degrees, so are there different kinds of fear. By promising paradise on earth just like the utopian socialistsLeont’ev stated, they introduced heretical, humanistic elements into their religious views, making God a diluted God of love instead of a God of fear.


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Like almost all important nineteenth-century Russian authors, Leont’ev came from a family of landowners. Leontiev accepted Nikolai Danilevsky’s conception that each civilization develops like an organism, and argued that each civilization necessarily passes through three phases of development, from an initial phase of primary simplicity to a second phase, a golden era of growth and complexity, followed at last by “secondary simplification,” with decay and disintegration.

It took the modern world, or at least the part of it that is Europe, three-quarters of leongiev century and two world wars to come up with the understanding of how important it is to subordinate these formerly sacred national interests to the interests of the community.

Knowledge uncurbed by the fear of God brings arrogance.

Since the time of Peter the Leontieg —this European leveling interfusion had infected Russia. In he settled in a small house near the Optina monastery, where he secretly took monastic vows but never lived under strict monastic discipline. But to emulate these “earthly angels”—as indeed we should—seems futile.