Monday, March 15, 2010

Nicolai A Berdyaev

"Habitual, time-hardened slavery may not appear to be a form of violence, while a movement which is directed to the abolition of that slavery may appear to be violence." from "Slavery and Freedom"

"We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians."

 "And revolutions in Christian history have always been a judgement upon historical Christianity, upon Christians, upon their betrayal of the Christian covenant, upon their distortion of Christianity....[Revolution] is a challenge to Christians and a reminder that they have not made justice a fact of experience."

"There is nothing higher than the search for, and the love of, Truth." The Realm of Spirit and the Realm of Caesar. (1949)

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