Girogi Kheoshvili: “The Problem of Religious Anti-Semitism in Russian Religious Philosophy of the XIX-XX Centuries”


On January 22, Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy organized scientific colloquium. Girogi Kheoshvili, a member of the Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy, talked about religious anti-Semitism in Russian religious philosophy. 


Anti-Semitism is one of the most dangerous and widespread form of religious and national intolerance rooted in the historical Christianity. The fact that Russian thinking was mainly concerned with the problems of the history of philosophy during the nineteenth century was greatly promoted by the active interest of Russian religious thinkers in the Jewish problem. Some Russian intellectuals sought to determine Russia's future in the context of religious philosophy of history. The one who is going to use a religious basis for the philosophy of history cannot bypass the question of God's chosen people whose history has been central to religious events. The purpose of Kheoshvili's research is to highlight some of the manifestations of religious-worldview intolerance towards the Jews that have been raised by prominent Russian religious thinkers of the XIX-XX centuries (including V. Soloviev’s, N. Berdyaev’s, S. Bulgakov’s, P. Florenski’s and Al. Losev's works).

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