Famous Russian Theologians

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 1 Vladimir Solovyov

Vladimir Solovyov
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 13, 1900

 2 Pavel Florensky

Pavel Florensky
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yevlakh, Azerbaijan
Died: December 8, 1943

Russian theologian Pavel Florensky is best remembered for his essay The Pillar and the Ground of Truth. During Stalin’s regime and amid a phase of national atheism, he was sent to jail and also banished to Siberia for his religious beliefs, which he refused to renounce.

 3 Sergei Bulgakov

Sergei Bulgakov
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: July 28, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Livny, Russia
Died: July 12, 1944

Born into a family of Russian Orthodox priests, Sergei Bulgakov, had grown distant from theology in his youth and studied law and political economy instead. Though he experimented with Marxism, he later moved back to the Church and formed what is now known as sophiology.

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 4 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov

Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: May 13, 1804
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: October 5, 1860

Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov was a Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, and amateur artist. Apart from co-founding an intellectual movement called the Slavophile movement, Khomyakov went on to serve as one of the most distinguished theoreticians of the movement.

 5 Joseph Volotsky

Joseph Volotsky
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: November 14, 1440
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Volokolamsk, Russia
Died: September 9, 1515

 6 Nilus of Sora

Nilus of Sora
Famous As: Mystic
Birthdate: 1433 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 7, 1508

 7 Theophan Prokopovich

Theophan Prokopovich
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: June 18, 1681
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: September 19, 1736
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