The End of Our Time by Nicolas Berdyaev

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This book is the philosophical fruit of Nikolai Berdyaev's first-hand experience of, and reflections on, the crisis of European civilization in the aftermath of the Great War and the Russian Revolution. Berdyaev tells us that the modern age, with its failed Humanism, is being replaced by a new epoch: "the new middle ages," an epoch of darkness, an epoch of the universal night of history. Berdyaev asserts that this night is a good thing: in this darkness, which is a return to the mysterious life of the spirit, the destruction inflicted by the previous period of "light" will be healed: "Night is not less wonderful than day; it is equally the work of God; it is lit by the splendor of the stars and it reveals to us things that the day does not know. Night is closer than day to the mystery of all beginning" (pp. 70-71, present volume).
 

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Published June 26, 2009 by Semantron Press. 266 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel.

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The American Conservative

And the more empty of real significance social life has become, the more it has tyrannized over the general life of man.

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