Herald of
Culturology

Tverdislowa E.S.

Твердислова Е.С.

Abstract

The problem of messianism is one of the most relevant and confusing. An integral component of Soloviev’s project of unity, messianism is considered as a connecting thread of his religious structures within the framework of the history of ideas: God-manhood as a fact and process of unity, Judaism and Christianity, the Church as a creative force in the reunification of Churches, the construction of a theocratic state, Slavophilism as a way to the interaction of Eastern and Western Christianity, etc. Soloviev’s messianism is a multivariant and polysemantic system, it allows you to classify its components according to the characteristics that the scientist gives, without specifically designating them: idea, model, testament, symbol. The idea implies all systems and subsystems as one. Inside the idea, a model is distinguished (Jewish, Polish, Russian – not according to nationality, but according to the experience of the people), covenant (personal agreement with God: people with God, peoples among themselves), symbol – a creative image of the unity of societies, states, Churches, peoples with God, finally – the Jewish and Christian religions. Based on the analysis, it can be concluded that Soloviev’s messianism is a cross-cutting concept of the doctrine of all-unity, in which the philosopher’s thought found evolution and development.

Keywords

history of ideas; messianism; idea; model of national experience; testament; symbol; unity; all-unity; God-manhood; Judaism; Christianity; ecumenism; Orthodoxy; Catholicism.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2021.01.06

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