Heretyckie inspiracje Czesława Miłosza

Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk


The paper demonstrates the biographical, historical, philosophical and theological origins of Czesław Miłosz’s religious thought. In respect to his experiences of war as a child and of feeling bliss on the river Niewieża he discusses Darwinism and Artur Schopenhauer’s philosophy. He proves that the view of nature inspired poet’s Gnostic and Manichaean sympathies. While rebelling against the laws of nature, he notices a factor which stimulates his Manichaean temperament. The author of the paper investigates to what extent the poet was influenced by the works of St. Augustine and William James. The main objective of the paper is to indicate the heretic inspirations for the poet’s religious thought in the writings of Marian Zdziechowski and Bogumił Jasinowski. The author of the paper mentions the issues concerning Russian studies, which they included in their writings together with the sectarian impacts. Among Miłosz’s inspirations he finds the influences of Władysław Jabłonowski and Stanisław Kutrzeba who were affiliated with the Vilnius school of thought. Within the Vilnius school of thought he keeps track of traces leading to the writings of Vladimir Solovyov, Eugenius Trubecki, Nikolai Berdyaev, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Lev Shestov in relation to the writings of Simone Weil.
Author Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk (FL/PPP)
Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk,,
- Institute of Polish Philology
Other language title versionsCzesław Miłosz's heretic inspirations
Publication size in sheets1.60
Book Kaźmierczyk Zbigniew, Wojan Katarzyna (eds.): Religijność Czesława Miłosza, 2020, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, ISBN 978-83-7865-909-9, 470 p.
Keywords in EnglishDarwinism, heresy, biohistoriosophy, Christianity, ethnogenesis
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcepublisherList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 04-03-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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