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Salvation Through Creativity

Man, the microcosm is responsible for the whole structure of nature and whatever takes place in man affects the whole of nature. Man gives life and spirit to nature, through his creative freedom, and he kills or fetters it through his own servitude and his fall into material necessity. –Nikolai Berdyaev1 In the summer of […]

The Prince of Peace

Man is responsible for the materialization of the world, for the necessity and compulsion which reign in it; for man is called to be king of the universe-and the world lives or dies by him. The world is deadened by man’s fall and it is revived by man’s uprising. But the all-vivifying and spiritualizing rise […]

Christ – The Answer to Dystopia

It would be a mistake to say that we are currently living in good times; more so, it would be downright deceiving. To say that this phase of evolution (if it is okay to term it as such) is somehow “good” is to treat human existence as some kind of trivial sports game, where human […]

Berdyaev vs Slavery

Man is a riddle in the world, and it may be, the greatest riddle. Man is a riddle not because he is an animal, not because he is a social being, not as a part of nature and society. It is as a person that he is a riddle—just that precisely; it is because he […]

Berdyaev vs Slavery

David Gornoski starts the episode with a reflection on the work of Russian existential thinker Nikolai Berdyaev. People are increasingly being treated like machines, David says, giving rise to the erasure of personhood. David then shifts subject to the new fascism of government-corporate alliance which is emerging in our time. “Joe Biden has been wearing […]