Article name Christian Criticism of Social Utopianism in the Works by S. N. Bulgakov
Authors Darenskaya V.N. Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor,
Bibliographic description Darenskaya V. N. Criticism of Social Utopianism in the Works by S. N. Bulgakov // Humanitarian Vector. 2020. Vol. 15, No. 2. PP. 85–94. DOI: 10.21209/1996-7853-2020-15-2-85-94.
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DOI 10.21209/1996-7853-2020-15-2-85-94
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Annotation This article is devoted to the consideration of the concept of Christian solidarity by S. N. Bulgakov, which includes criticism of social and political projects of the Modern era (socialism, capitalism, etc.) based on Christian ethics and anthropology and has a great heuristic and ideological value for our time. This type of political and social design allows us to go beyond the secular ideologies that demonstrated their utopianism in the twentieth century, and combine political views with moral values and religious worldview of the people. It is shown that the highest Foundation of society, according to S. N. Bulgakov, is a union of people based on their humanity, i. e. on brotherhood of people according to their dignity. This union is not economic, but moral and therefore the social ideal, according to the concept of S. N. Bulgakov, is determined not only by the economic system, but first of all, by the general type of human relations. This type of relations is based on morality, and the latter – on the religious, not economical life of people. The theoretical approach to understanding the nature of the social ideal proposed by S. N. Bulgakov is based on his criticism of utopian social projects, and this approach is very relevant for our time. The concept of Christian solidarity by S. N. Bulgakov finds its relevance in the general context of modern crisis of traditional ideologies, since this concept “puts out of brackets” all established ideological doctrines and is directly based on basic Christian values. The concept is showing different ways of their implementation in social and economic life in any historical conditions. This article uses recently introduced scientific sources.
Key words S. N. Bulgakov, utopia, ideology, politics, Christian solidarity, religion
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