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  Articles by Rtsy (I.F. Romanov) and His Correspondence with Ivan Aksakov
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Articles by Rtsy (I.F. Romanov) and His Correspondence with Ivan Aksakov

A. Dmitriev’s publication includes three letters Rtsy and Ivan Aksakov exchanged in 1883–1884, as well as two later articles by Rtsy. In their letters, both publicists agree that both the Russian peasants’commune (obshchina) and the Orthodox Ecclesiology as such, synthecize the personal and the social. In his article The Numerals… (1898), Rtsy juxtaposes the Old and the New Testament based on what Rtsy believes is the opposition of Number versus Person. Rtsy's article greatly influenced Vasiliy Rozanov’s works. In the article A.S. Khomyakovasatheologian (1910) Rtsy demonstrates that the reformist tendencies at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in the Catholic Church was partly based on ideas presented in Khomyakov's theological writing in 1853–1860.

 

Keywords: the individual, the social, church, Orthodoxy, theology, mentality, peasants’ commune (obshchina), person, society, Slavophile party, Catholic reformism.