Christian Philosophy in Lev Shestov

  1. Lemma
  2. Hriscanska filozofija Lava Sestova
  3. Serbian
  4. Stevanovic, Aleksandra
  5. Concepts of knowledge and modes of reasoning > Orthodox gnosiology - Ecumenism and dialogue > Westernism and anti-westernism
  6. 24-11-2018
  7. Lubardić, Bodgan [Author]. From Logic of Reason to Metalogic of Faith: Christian Philosophy according to the Teaching of Lev Shestov. 239-281
  8. Bogoslovlje
    1. Faculty of Orthodox Theology
  9. Шесто́в, Лев Исаа́кович - anti-Westernism - rationality
  10. 24/11/2018
    1. This study investigates the identity of Christian philosophy as proposed by Lev I. Shestov. He is known for his strict critique of philosophy of the Latin West. Therefore, the paper considers Shestov’s understanding of differences between Christian philosophy, on one hand, and philosophy and theology, on the other. The author provides strong distinction of Shestov’s understanding of Christian philosophy in relation to other conceptions of the identity of religious, that is Christian philosophy. That has been accomplished within the framework of his teaching on the all-importance of the Bible and biblical “metaphysics” for philosophy and theology—particularly in view of his interpretations of the scriptural doctrines on faith, createdness of truth and omnipotence of the will of God. The religious philosophy of Lev I. Shestov, especially through apophatic experience-knowledge about God and man, has been placed in a comparative context and has received further evaluation in relation to the teaching of the Fathers of the Orthodox Church. The extraordinary power of Shestov’s critique of philosophy and theology of the classical, medieval and modem west, nevertheless, has not been underlined at the expense of neglecting weaknesses and/or ambiguities in his thought. Moreover, such problematical loci have been critically noted by means of thinkers both from West and East. Hence, Shestov’s thought is offered as a place containing significant insights and instigations for developing experience and knowing about what Judeo-Christian philosophy is not and what it is, or should be.