A Day with Russian Thinkers


A Day with the Russian Thinkers

Led by Josie Von Zitzewitz

Saturday 21 September

10.30 am- 4.00 pm

Cost £30 Concessions £20

Please bring a packed lunch. Coffee and tea provided


Writers, intellectuals and churchmen alike contributed to the unprecedented flowering of religious thought in late 19th and early 20th century Russia. This “religious renaissance” took place in a cultural climate marked by the onslaught of secular rationalism and materialism – the idea that the world is just what we can see – and made Russian religious ideas available to a much wider audience.


During this day we will explore some key works of Dostoevsky, the famous novelist, who admittedly wrote slightly earlier, Vladimir Solovyov, the founding father of Russian religious philosophy, Pavel Florensky, priest, poet, polymath and martyr of the Soviet Gulag, and others. Steeped in Orthodox teaching about theosis, becoming-like-God, as the highest goal of the human life, these thinkers will inspire us on our contemplative journey.


Josie has been meditating for over 20 years and is an oblate of the WCCM. She teaches Russian literature and language at the University of Cambridge and is the author of multiple publications on Russian poetry inspired by Christian ideas.

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September 21st, 2019 10:30 AM   to   4:00 PM
St Mark's Myddelton Square
The Meditatio Centre
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
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