Clemena Antonova

Clemena Antonova

Lecturer in Art History and Theory, American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad); FWF project leader

Lise Meitner Visiting Fellow
(June 2011 – May 2013)

Project:

Pavel Florensky and the Nature of Russian Religious Philosophy

Russian religious philosophy puts forward a sorely neglected model of the relationship between religion and secularism, which represents a conscious attempt to overcome the religious-secular divide as embedded in Western culture. Challenging the common assumption that this model reflects an anti-rationalist position, my project sets out to study the writings of Pavel Florensky (1882-1937), one of the main representatives of Russian religious philosophy. Although specific to Russian culture in the 19th and 20th centuries, Florensky’s approach can help to address the issues shaping contemporary debates on religious and secular reason and to question general Western assumptions about modernity.

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Lecture Report on Endre Sashalmi’s “From Tsar to Emperor”

On 12 November 2012, Endre Sashalmi, Prof. at the Department of Medieval and Early Modern History at the University of Pécs in Hungary, gave a talk at the IWM. The topic of the lecture made it a perfect fit for the “Colloquia on Secularism” at the IWM. The approach of the lecturer, which looked at …
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Pavel Florensky and the Nature of Russian Religious Philosophy: Overcoming the Religious-Secular Divide

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This project studied religion and secularism in the writings of Pavel Florensky (1882-1937), one of the main representatives of Russian religious philosophy. Funded by the Austrian Fund of Sciences (FWF).
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