The life and thought of Lev Shestov
by Bernard Martin
Lev Shestov (1866-1938) belongs to the small company of truly great religious philosophers of our time and his work deserves the closest attention of all who are seriously concerned with the problems of religious thought.
Unfortunately, Shestov’s stature has not hitherto been generally recognized nor has his work been widely studied. Even in Europe he did not enjoy any great popularity in his lifetime and now, a quarter of a century after his death, his writings are little read.
In America his name is practically unknown to the general public, and even many professional philosophers and theologians are unacquainted with his work.