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Companions Along the Way / Resources


George Bagby, Educator and audio book producer

“Democracy, Socialism and Theocracy,” Part 1 of 3, by Nicolas Berdyaev as read by George Bagby


Francis Berger, Novelist, Sopron, Hungary


Dr Richard Cocks, Adjunct Professor, State University of New York (Oswego)

Associate Editor of VoegelinView; editor and regular contributor at the Orthosphere



Madonna Sophia Compton, author Chaos and Freedom


​Ovanes Akopyan

"Nikolai Berdyaev and the Transformations of the Idea of Humanism — "


Dr Konstantin Antonov

St TiDr Konstantin Antonov, St Tikhon Orthodox University for the Humanities, Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council of the Higher Attestation Commission on Theology (Moscow); 

khon Orthodox University for the Humanities (Moscow);

Dr Aleksey Boldyrev

Moscow State University (Moscow);

Dr Olga Borisova

Tver State University (Tver).


Rev Dr Andrej Brozovic

Pontifical Gregorian University, Community of Centro Aletti (Rome);

Dr Davor Džalto

Sankt Ignatios College (Stockholm);


Dr. Dirk Kelder

Certified Psychosynthesis Practitioner, Chapel Hill, NC, US

Yakov Krotov

Russian essayist, historian, radio host and priest of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Moscow, RU

Dr. Lisa Radakovich Holsberg

Adjunct Professor, Department of Music, Long Island University, New York, NY, US


Dr Romilo Knezhevich

University of Niš, Innovation Center, author of the book “Homo Theurgos: Freedom According to John Zizioulas and Nikolai Berdyaev” based on his Oxford Thesis (Nish/Belgrade);


Dr Olga Leontyeva

Samara State University, author of the book “Nikolai Aleksandrovich Berdyaev: In Search of the Meaning of History” (Samara);


Dr Anna Makarova

Moscow State University

David Neff

former Editor, Christianity Today, musician, Baltimore, MD


Dr Tatiana Panchenko

St Philaret Institute (Moscow/Amsterdam)

Dr. Ana Siljak

PhD, Professor of Russian and East European History, Queens University, Kingston, ON, CA

Dr. Tsoncho Tsonchev

Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, CA


Dr Petros Vassiliadis

President Emeritus, Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies Metropolitan Panteleimon Papageorgiou (CEMES), Director of the Post-Graduate Theological Program of the International Hellenic University (Thessaloniki);

et al.

Recent Articles About Berdyaev

Nicolai Berdyaev on the Philosophy of History by Nick Nielsen

The Political Theology of Nikolai Berdyaev  Tsoncho Tsonchev

Berdyaev, Solovyov, the Church Fathers, and Political Theology

Tsoncho Tsonchev

Freedom, Happiness, and the Communion of Life: In Dostoevsky, Zamyatin, and Berdyaev


Tsoncho Tsonchev

"Post-Modern Themes in the Philosophy of Nicholas Berdyaev," Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe, 1994, Vol. 14: Iss. 5, Article 4.

Mikhail Sergeev / Михаил Юрьевич Сергеев

Nikolai Berdyaev’s Dialectics of Freedom: In Search for Spiritual Freedom

2019 •

Raul-Ovidiu Bodea

A Philosopher for the Time to come? The Question of Spirit and Being in the Philosophy of Nikolai Berdyaev I Towards novelty of life

Boris Šinigoj

The Spirit of Revolt: Nikolai Berdiaev's Existential Gnosticism

Fabian Linde

“The Ungrund Doctrine and its Function in the Christian Philosophy of Nicolai Berdyaev”, ΦΙΛΟΘΕΟΣ (Philotheos): International Journal for Philosophy and Theology 2 (2002) 167-223

Bogdan Lubardic

Sofia Vadimovna Androsenko

Sobornost as an Anthropological and Ecclesiological Concept in the Works of Nikolay Berdyaev

2021 •

Sofia Androsenko

Sobornost as an Anthropological and Ecclesiological Concept in the Works of Nikolay Berdyaev


Sofia Androsenko

Creativity, Beauty and Ethics in the Philosophy of Nikolai Berdyaev

2011 •

Andrzej Kobyliński

Decreation and the Creative Act: Simone Weil and Nikolai Berdyaev


Lisa Radakovich Holsberg



pursuit of the thought and actici

study, discussion and translation of all aspects of Berdyaev's thought. Furthermore, it will attempt to serve as a resource for the securing of textual materials and a center for relationships between Berdyaev scholars.

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Sobornost / Links

Berdyaev Links from Dirk

Tom Willett's excellent extensive and comprehensive Nicholas Berdyaev Resource Center
Father Stephen Janos' Berdyaev Online Library Website - online articles by and about Berdyaev
Yakov Krotov's (English) Berdyaev Page
Berdyaev Discussion Group
Berdyaev YouTube Channel
Wikipedia's Berdyaev Page
Gallery of Russian thinkers, selected by Dmitry Olshansky

The Lives of the Saints (translated by Fr. Stephen Janos)

RGALI (Russian State Archive of Literature and Art)

Recent Research

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Through Asceticism to Creativity: The Influence of Nikolai Berdyaev’s Philosophy on St Maria Skobtsova’s Spirituality

Author: Raul Ovidiu Bodea

Journal: Orizonturi Teologice


Summary/Abstract: This paper argues that for St Maria Skobtsova, creativity is connected with asceticism or rather a critique of a certain understanding of asceticism based on the anthropological claims of creativity developed by the Russian religious philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev. Berdyaev warns of the dangers of a narrow view of asceticism that can lead to a struggle against life itself and not against its fallen consequences. This view is also shared by St Maria in her project for a new monasticism.


A Collection of Essays on the Russian Intelligentsia 1909



chapter |20 pages

Philosophic Truth and the Moral Truth of the Intelligentsia Chapter 20 pages

ByNikolai Berdyaev


The present age is a time of crisis for the intelligentsia, a crisis in which it is becoming aware of its mistakes. And in this age when we are reappraising old ideologies, it is imperative that we consider our attitude toward philosophy. The Russian intelligentsia’s traditional attitude toward philosophy is more complex than it might appear at first glance, and an analysis of this attitude might very well reveal the basic spiritual traits of our intelligentsia’s world. The exclusive and despotic sway of a utilitarian moral standard; the equally exclusive and oppressive “love for the people” and “love for the proletariat”; the worshipping of “the people,” its welfare and interests; and the spiritual depression that results from political despotism have all led to a very low level of philosophic culture among us. Moral cowardice develops; love of truth and boldness of thought are extinguished.

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