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