George Petrovich Fedotov
A mediævalist by profession and in his earlier
youth a Marxist, G. P. Fedotov returned to Christianity
around the time of the Revolution
and opposed the Soviet dictatorship, although throughout his
life he remained sympathetic to "progressive" causes
and was one of the few Orthodox theologians of the XX Century
to grapple seriously with the issues of democracy and social
justice. Exiled in 1925, he became one of the original members of
the St. Sergius Institute faculty in Paris; later he emigrated
to the United States and taught at St. Vladimir's. While
continuing his study of the Western Middle Ages, he also
worked extensively in Russian ecclesiastical history through
the XVII Century, and was among the first Orthodox historians
to systematically apply Western critical methods to hagiography.
Norman Hugh Redington
- Collected Works: Belmont, Mass.: Nordland 1975.
one of the major primary sources for English-speakers.
- St. Filipp, Metropolitan of Moscow.
- A Treasury of Russian Spirituality.
- The Russian Religious Mind. Two volumes.
Extremely influential and rather opinionated history of
Kievan and Muscovite Christianity.
- Peter Abelard.
The Christian Origins of Freedom.
Ultimate Questions edited by Fr. A. Schmemann,
(New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965): 281.
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