Saturday, November 12, 2005

Vladimir Soloviev's comments

An interesting comment from the late 19th century Russian Philosopher Vladimir Soloviev: "The opposition between the two cultures-the eastern and the western- was already sharply delineated at the dawn of human history. If the East built the foundations of its culture on the ruthless subordination of man to a higher power, the supernatural, then in the West it was the opposite, man was left to his own invention, which allowed for a broad, self-generated creativity"

While I cannot really speak to his concept of 'Santa Sophia', he appears to write frequently about the Orthodox Church's development (and in relation with the Western Church as well)


Blogger Harry Potter said...

That dude could use a shave.

9:52 PM  

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