Freudomarksist about the Old Testament, Thomas Mann about Moses, audio of the first Church Fathers
“You will be like gods. A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament and Old Testament Tradition ”- a book by Erich Fromm, Freudomarksista, representative of the Frankfurt School.
Fromm here, as in his other books, argues that the fundamental difference does not lie between faith and unbelief, but between authoritarian ethics and humanistic ethics. The first is about submission to external authority, fanaticism, alienation, etc. The second is about rationality, love, freedom, fraternity. Examples of the first are Stalinism, Calvinism. Examples of the second are Marxism, Christianity.
And Fromm believes that the Old Testament is the founder of humanistic ethics, and his struggle against idolatry is a struggle against authoritarian ethics. Biblical monotheism is about the godlike nature of man, about his freedom, about revolution, about love and brotherhood. Idolatry – what is ancient, what is modern – is about belittling a person, about serving things (power, family, money, etc.).
Thomas Mann is a great writer, the creator of a grandiose epic based on biblical events – “Joseph and the Brothers”. Among his later works there is a short story “The Law”, adjacent to “Joseph”, written in the same style, telling about Moses. Added text and audio version.
The “Lantern of Diogenes” by Sergey Khoruzhego is a modern Christian revision of European anthropological systems (from Aristotle to Foucault).
Added several audio versions of the writings of the Fathers of the first centuries:
– The Epistle of Polycarp (I – II centuries). The theology of Polycarp of Smyrna is deceptively simple, but this simplicity of holiness: righteousness lies in faith, hope and love, in the center of a righteous life – imitation of Christ and faith in Him, which lead to the coming of the Kingdom.
– “The Epistle to the Corinthians” (96–97), Clement of Rome enjoyed great authority and was even ranked in the New Testament. The message is imbued with a biblical spirit.
– The authority of Clement of Rome prompted many authors to sign his works in his name. Two messages “On Virginity” (ser. III c.) – a single work, artificially divided into two parts, devoted to celibacy.
"God vs man: an" anthropological turn "in theology." Dmitry Matveev.
Thinking changes throughout human history. Old forms of expression cease to work, new ones appear. Therefore, it seems that every state of thinking has its own expression of religious faith.
The current state of thinking in European culture is often defined as anthropocentric: its primary interest is not space and not divine, but man himself. How and why did this “anthropological turn” arise and what are its consequences for the religious faith? Is this anthropocentrism of modern thinking a triumph of all-roundness, does it condemn religion to withering away – or, on the contrary, open up new possibilities for it?
"Masculinity of a man and femininity of a woman." Olga Yurevich.
Mother Olga Yurevich will talk about the roles of man and woman in the family, about the different tasks that confront them. Is there a difference in tasks “by nature” or is it okay to agree as well? Should a man be strong and what does this power mean? A woman – an assistant, a message of Beauty or just a “marriage partner”? What is God's purpose for marriage?
"Worth the Church of Christ." Natalia Borovskaya.
Catholic temple construction of the Soviet and post-Soviet periods is a very young topic, both in the history of the Church and in art history. We will talk about how in Russia in the second half of the twentieth – the beginning of the twenty-first century. The main artistic problems of the temple construction of the last three centuries are solved. Should the appearance of the temple be stylized in the spirit of Gothic or Baroque traditional for Catholic architecture, or should it be based on modern architectural ideas? Should the Catholic church be integrated into the urban landscape or, on the contrary, stand out in it, openly demonstrating the Catholic spiritual tradition with its appearance?
“The Importance of Affective Conditions for Spiritual Exercise.” Bruno Niederbacher SJ.
From the very beginning of his spiritual journey, Ignatius Loyola paid attention to his emotions: what are they leading him to, what are they telling him? The only question is whether they are deceiving. As part of an open lecture, Bruno Niederbacher SJ, a professor of knowledge theory in Innsbruck (Austria), shows how affective states can help a person make the right decisions.
The “Sirin” ensemble is one of the best and most interesting that has happened with post-Soviet music. “Sirin” performs Old Russian church chants, spiritual elements of the Ave. The miracle is that the authentic performance of “ancient” music is surprisingly beautiful, “modern.” Added several albums:
– “Christ is Born. Praise. " Liturgical chants of the Christmas service of the 16th – 17th centuries, spiritual verses, Christianity.
“A new heaven, a new earth.” Spiritual verses and church songs of the Demean, Old Believers, Znamenny, Greek, Serbian chants, lower polyphony, lowercase two voices, early partes.
– "Songs of Russian pilgrims."
– "The spiritual songs of the Russian people."
– “Spring of repentance. Spiritual verses and Chants of Lent. "
– Record of the Easter concert.
Archpriest Dimitri Sizonenko and philosopher Alexander Sekatsky reflect on Judas: “Judas measures the world in market coordinates, he is well aware that everything is for sale and everything is bought. And the problem is this, and not that he is a thief. There are things that can not be sold, they can be obtained only as a gift, and the gift is undeserved. All the figures in the Gospel of John are certain functions, each of them plays a special role. Who is Judas? He is the only apostle to whom Christ refers to the word "friend."
"Humility and comment on the web." Dina Korolek: “How to reconcile the Old Testament God, who rains the flames of rage on offenders, with Christ advising to turn the second cheek to the one who hit you?”
"Gender roles and the apocalypse." Matvey Berkhin: “God intended the man to be responsible, and the woman to help him and show beauty in this world. This is a traditional view, but I absolutely disagree with him. "
“All wives are blessed through Her”: as they wrote about the Nativity of the Virgin from Proclus of Constantinople to Dimitry Smirnov.
"An open letter from priests in defense of prisoners in the Moscow case": the missionary effect. " Vladimir Shallar.
"Bishop Vasily (Rodzianko): salvation is in the family." Timur Schukin: “An outstanding shepherd, a man of extraordinary kindness, meekness and true faith. A devotee not only of Russia from which he was expelled, but also of his family. The theme of the family permeates his theology as well. ”
“Contemporary Church Art”: a selection of lectures on modern church architecture, icon painting, and music.
Heading to Heaven is an article about Alexander Schmorel, an Orthodox holy martyr, a medical student from Munich, who, together with his friends, founded the White Rose Christian club and fought against the Hitler regime.
The publishing house "Nicaea" published the book "Cross the Jordan" nun Nina. This is a collection of strong and piercing stories of a woman who has passed a very difficult life path. In the preface, the author makes an important emphasis on the fact that in this world there is nothing permanent, and the only thing that a believing person can lean on (although not only him) is God. We offer you a story from a book.
"The rebirth of the Church: what to teach and what to learn." Denis Sobur: why are there more hours allocated to the ancient dead languages in the seminary than in the New Testament? Reflections on what to learn and learn today.
We continue to share news about our wards who have already received help from the Tradition. Today we tell the story of Nikolai Sokolov – thanks to your help, he now has a bath, and he no longer has to wash from the kettle, at the risk of getting pressure sores and suppuration.
“The Beheading of the Head of John the Forerunner and the categorical imperative”: nun Elizabeth (Senchukova) suggests looking at the well-known biblical history from the point of view of Kant. How, like figures in a domino, one meanness brings down the next after itself, and as a result the righteous suffers. And was it possible to change everything?
"A good word with a bad reputation." Daria Sivashenkova: “I repeatedly come across the fact that the words“ pity ”are opposed to the words“ mercy ”and“ compassion ”. For some reason, everything evil is seen in him: it is arrogant, and powerless, and humiliating for the one whom they pity. For some reason, they regret it “necessarily down.”
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