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Dialogue with Time. Intellectual History Review.
Dialogue with Time is the first Russian periodical specially intended for consideration of the problems of intellectual history understood as a study of historical aspects of all kinds of human creative activity, including its conditions, forms and products.
I. K. Mironenko-Marenkova
How could one get disappointed in a saint: the cult of Beno^it-Joseph Labre
The author analyses the documents produced at the process of the
canonization of Beno^it-Joseph Labre. The article is focused on
views on sainthood in Italy in 1780--90s. A good deal of
attention is paid to intellectual context (Jansenism, Molinism,
the Enlightenment ideas of the importance of work, common good,
human dignity) as well as to institutional aspects of producing
knowledge. The life of a poor pilgrim that was discussed by his
contemporaries demonstrates various layers of culture in their
L. N. Brovko
Protestant theology in Germany during the years of the Nazi dictatorship
The article is focused on complicated relationship between
German protestants and the Nazi regime in the 1930s. Some church
leaders supported Hitler and cooperated with his government.
They founded the "German Church", which presented an attempt
to combine Christianity with Nazism. Other theologians joined
opposition and were involved in ideological conflict with Nazi
Ph. V. Petroff
The `doctrine' of soul by Cassiodorus and its dependence on St Augustine
The article analyses the structure, composition and the contents
of the treatise `De anima' by Cassiodorus. It is shown that it
is possible to trace textual and semantic parallels between
texts by Cassiodorus and St Augustine. The divergence of their
opinion on key terms, notions and main point of the doctrine of
the soul is also demonstrated. The author concludes that
Cassiodorus accepted those aspects of Platonism that had been
absorbed not only by St Augustine but also by other
5th-century authors, both Christians (Claudianus Mamertus)
and pagans (Calcidius, Macrobius). It is shown that Cassiodorus
shaped the doctrine of soul in rhetorical form and made it a
part of already established Christian philosophy.
D. D. Galtsin
Liberties in Massachusetts, 1661--91: dialogue of the colony and the centre
The article is dedicated to the shaping of the `liberties' of
Massachusetts by its political elite in 1661--91. The author
concludes that during the 30 years when the old `theocratic'
regime of puritan Massachusetts was broken the contents of the
idea of `liberties' in the texts written by the members of the
colony's political elite had been transformed dramatically.
Three main stages of transformation could be traced in the
following three texts: The Conclusions of the committee of the
legislative Assembly on Massachusetts' attitude to royal
authority (1661), an anonymous tract `The Revolution in New
England Justified' `An Apology of (1691) and the `Autobiography'
by Increase Mather (1690--91). In 1680s the colonists' attitude
towards central power had changed: the former began to appeal to
their `liberties of Englishmen' and to the `Magna Carta'. The
colonists abandoned traditional puritan political theory and the
rhetoric of theology
M. S. Stetskevich
Jeremy Bentham and the Church of England
The article deals with works and ideas by a great English
scholar that had been dedicated to the Church of England.
Bentham believed that the Church of England needed a thorough
reform since it had become a part of state machine with all its
vices -- corruption and the inability to respond to social
problems. This idea led Bentham to even more radical thoughts,
including re-thinking of religious dogmas.
A. B. Sokolov
The History of Body: the formation of a new trend in historiography
The article defines preconditions of establishing the history of
body as a field of historical research. It is shown that the
history of body should be seen in correlation with such
historiographical trends as new cultural history, new
intellectual history, gender history, new political history. The
history of body is inter-disciplinary; it could not be
ideologically neutral and suggests a specific view on the nature
P. I. Grishanin
Contemporary approaches in studying the White movement
The author describes the process of transition from primitive
evaluations of Red and White movements in the Civil war Russia
to the contemporary studies and cognitive models. New approaches
take into consideration various political groups within the
White movement (A. V. Kolchak, P. N. Vrangel) as well as
contradictions and historical evolution in policies of various
parties, groups of officers and military commanders (a
combination of `national dictatorship' and liberal programme by
A. I. Denikin, subconscious shift towards authoritarianism of
A. V. Kolchak.
A. N. Khudoleev
Debates on the Narodniks stage of the Russian revolutionary movement in the late 1950s -- early 1960s
The debates on Narodniks' heritage within Marxism-Leninism
constituted an important part of ideological struggle between
conservative and liberal historians of the Soviet period. The
opportunity to start debates appeared during the Khrutshev's
Thaw that came after the period of Stalinist restrictions that
had not allowed historians to study Narodniks as `enemies to
Marxism' The debates became an important sign in the liberated
atmosphere of the early 1960s but they resulted in the victory
L. A. Dashkevich
Seminary and seminarists
The article is dedicated to the educational structure,
disciplinary rules and everyday life of seminaries in Russian
Empire. The author pays a good deal of attention to the
seminaries' curriculum and financial aspects of their life as
well as to biographies of seminarists, and to the atmosphere of
dogmatism and severe punishments. The life in seminaries was
transformed during the period of reforms under Alexander II
since reforms brought democratization and respect to students.
I. Yu. Vastcheva
John of Ephesus: author's personality in the context of intellectual history
The author analyses the text of the `Church history' by John of
Ephesus (late 6th c.) John of Ephesus' historical concept, as
well as his world system and the stereotypes and models of
thinking are studied in the context of the intellectual paradigm
of the Late Antiquity.
A. B. Eremenko
Ethics in Icelandic sagas: a review
The article presents a review of contemporary studies that deal
with ethical models in Icelandic sagas. The author demonstrates
the two main lines of interpretation -- `spiritual' and
`social' ones. The former equates ethic models with
self-reflection, and views religious influence as determinant.
The latter sees society and its needs as a basis for ethics.
N. V. Vorobyeva
The image of Patriarch Nikon in Russian historiography
The article is focused on the image of Patriarch Nikon created
by Russian historians of the 18th -- 21st cc. The problems
of censorship and the inaccessibility of some archives as well
as the narrow focus of studies created a phantom image of
Patriarch Nikon as a dethroned anti-hero. The apologetic trend
in historiography created other approaches that furthered
textual studies (the use of Church Fathers by Patriarch Nikon
T. V. Pankova-Kozochkina
Historical and legal aspects of constitutive power
The article analyses constitutive power as a form of discretion
power, a way out of political crisis when legal norms are not
defined properly, and elites are fighting for power.
Constitutive power helps to achieve social stability based on
re-established and accepted principles of social justice. The
author differentiates between stages in the development of
constitutive power (self-legitimating and legitimating), types
of legitimacy (social and legislative), and the methods of its
analysis: positivist, libertarian and legalistic, civilist
interpretations, legal approach.
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