Berdyayev


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Berdyayev

(Russian bɪrˈdjajɪf)
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(Biography) Nikolai Aleksandrovich (nikaˈlaj alɪkˈsandrəvitʃ). 1874–1948, Russian philosopher. Although he was a Marxist, his Christian views led him to criticize Soviet communism and he was forced into exile (1922)
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Some philosophers argue that only in a creative impulse a person is able to feel the touch of higher divine freedom (Berdyayev, 1989).
(Berdyayev, 1989; Dessauer, 1927; Marx and Engels, 1959; Heidegger, 1993).
In this effort I was helped by the writings of John Alexander Mackay, whose Preface to Christian Theology (1941) put me in touch with Russian philosopher Nikolay Berdyayev, Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno, and Swiss theologian Karl Barth.
A Marxist in his youth, Berdyayev turned to religious views and played a large part in the renaissance of religious and philosophical thought in Russian intellectual life early in the 20th century.
Nicholas Berdyayev, a Russian Orthodox philosopher who lived through the revolution in his country, was third.