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Meyendorff, John Church. Personalities Bulgakov, Sergei

Florovsky, Georges

Born: 28 August (9 September) 1893; Odessa, Russian Empire
Died: 11 August 1979; Princeton, USA

Protopresbyter Georges Vasilievich Florovsky was one of the more influential Orthodox Christian theologians of the mid-20th century. He was the author of numerous works on Byzantine theology of IV-VIII centuries.

In his major book Ways of Russian Theology Florovsky questioned the Western influences of scholasticism, pietism, and idealism on Russian theology and called for a re-evaluation of Russian theology in the light of patristic writings.

Graduated in History and Literature from University of Odessa.
In 1920 — emigration to France.
From 1926 — Professor for patristics at the St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris.
In 1932 — ordained priest of the Orthodox Church.
In 1949 — Dean at Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York
From 1956 — Professor of History of Eastern Churches at Harvard Divinity School.
From 1964 — Professor at Princeton University.

Collected works published:
1972-1979 (vol. 1-5) in Belmont, Mass. by Nordland Pub.,
1987-1989 (vol. 6-14) in Vaduz, Europa by Büchervertriebsanstalt.

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Bibliography

  • Writings of Georges Florovsky in Harvard Divinity School Faculty Writings File
  • Andrew Blane, ed., George Florovsky--Russian Intellectual and Orthodox Churchman (Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1993).
  • Georges Florovsky on Google Books

       
     
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