O nuvela captivanta despre crestinarea locuitorilor nordului indepartat de catre misionarii rusi.Nikolai Leskov este un clasic al literaturii ruse despre care criticii spun ca a avut nenorocul sa fie contemporan cu Tolstoi si Dostoievski, motiv pentru care a ramas mai putin cunoscut. Tolstoi il considera „cel mai bun cunoscator al sufletului rus“, iar Cehov il considera prO nuvela captivanta despre crestinarea locuitorilor nordului indepartat de catre misionarii rusi.Nikolai Leskov este un clasic al literaturii ruse despre care criticii spun ca a avut nenorocul sa fie contemporan cu Tolstoi si Dostoievski, motiv pentru care a ramas mai putin cunoscut. Tolstoi il considera „cel mai bun cunoscator al sufletului rus“, iar Cehov il considera printre dascalii sai in ale scrisului.La capatul lumii surprinde dificultatile propovaduirii credintei ortodoxe in lumea exotica a Nordului indepartat, cu riscurile si defectele la care este supusa predica atunci cand ea devine politica imperiala. Cititorul este readus in universul marturisirilor din Duhovnicul inchisorilor a arhimandritului Tihon sau al Povestirilor ortodoxe de Anton Cehov.Este povestea prieteniei dintre un episcop carturar trimis intr-o eparhie din Nordul indepartat si un ieromonah lipsit de carte, dar bogat in experieta duhovniceasca. Teoria Academiei teologice din Sankt-Petersburg se loveste de practica unui monah provenit din randurile bastinasilor inchinatori la idoli. Povestirea are la baza personaje reale, dupa cum o marturiseste insusi Leskov: „Nu gasesc nici un motiv sa ascund faptul ca arhiereul ale carui amintiri alcatuiesc aceasta povestire este nimeni altul decat regretatul arhiepiscop al Iaroslavului, Inalt preasfintia Sa Nil, care a povestit toate aceste intamplari unui locuitor al Sankt-Petersburgului, contemporan noua, persoana demna de incredere si onorabila......
|Title||:||On the Edge of the World|
|Number of Pages||:||135 Pages|
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On the Edge of the World Reviews
This book was on the list of recommended reads this past spring in one of my English classes, and because it was pretty difficult to procure in a timely manner by way of interlibrary loan, I didn't get the chance to finally read it until today. Thank goodness for extended loan dates.On the Edge of the Worldwas fairly easy to read through, expressing ideas which are direct enough yet deeply profound; the translator did an excellent job of preserving the story in the spirit Leskov intended it, speaking to the heart of human dignity and what it truly means to be Christ-like. The book's synopsis does a much better job of summarizing it than I ever could, but what I will say is that Leskov (Russia's version of America's Mark Twain) artfully uses language that is both candid and introspective to make the narrator's journey completely relatable, regardless of a reader's religious persuasion.Now I saw clearly that honest weakness is more excusable than mindless zeal...This passage found closer to the end of the story may seem to be a common sense type of adage, but bears so much meaning after having read the narrator's previous motivations. This is one of those works I feel is a must-have for every person who wonders about the human condition and/or is serious about true spirituality. It's been a while since a work has humbled me this much, and has made me believe in the inherent goodness of our fellow human beings. I wholeheartedly recommend this story and will defiinitely be adding this to my personal library. It's an absolutely stunning work.
This is a favorite book of mine. I've read it 4 times. The story is great. It is the enlightenment of a bishop into the true faith. The bishop is Orthodox and thus a 'true believer.' But he learns from experience what it means to be Christian and the difference between those who are cultural & instiutionally Christians and those who follow Christ whether or not they claim membership in the Church. Many follow Christ - in all diverse manners - but not all are disciples. Think about any Gospel text - there is often a crowd around Him, following Him, gawking at Him, wathcing Him, trying to trap Him, hoping to see a miracle, wanting to learn from Him, hoping to touch His garment, wanting to accuse Him.This is just as true today in every Christian congregation. The pastor has to come to recognize this truth. It is not the pastor's job to drive people away from Christ - Christ Himself did not do this and even picked as one of His chosen Twelve the one who would betray Him. Our task is to make Christ present so that many will follow Him and want to be with Him, and see Him, and hear Him, and touch Him, and have their faith strengthened, and their sins forgiven, and their ailments healed.