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Georges Florovsky

Ways of Russian Theology


Born in Odessa in 1893, Father Georges Florovsky was Assistant Professor at the University of Odessa in 1919. Having left Russia, Fr.Florovsky taught philosophy in Prague from 1922 until 1926. He was then invited to the chair of Patrology at St. Sergius' Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris.

In 1948 Fr. Florovsky came to the United States. He was Professor and Dean of St. Vladimir's Theological School until 1955, while also teaching as Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary.

From 1956 until 1964 Fr. Florovsky held the chair of Eastern Church History at Harvard University. Since 1964 he has taught Slavic studies and history at Princeton University until his death.

Fr. Georges Florovsky, Emeritus Professor of Eastern Church History at Harvard University and recipient of numerous honorary degrees, was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Fr. Georges Florovsky died on August 1 1 , 1979.



ABOUT THE EDITOR: Dr. Richard S. Haugh, Visiting Professor of Church History at Rice University, was appointed General Editor of Ways of Russian Theology by Fr. Florovsky. Dr. Haugh, recipient of educational, academic and community honors, was a National Endowment for the Humanities `Fellow in Residence' in Medieval Studies at Harvard University (1976-1977), was invited to be Visiting Scholar at Harvard Divinity School, and was awarded a Mellon Fellowship in Humanities (in Religion) at Emory University. Dr. Haugh maintains professorial affiliation with the Humanities Division at Tuskegee Institute.

Translator of religious and philosophical essays and works from German, French, Latin and Greek, Dr. Haugh is the author of articles in the disciplines of religion, history, and literature.  He has written on Dostoevsky, Hawthorne, Solzhenitsyn, Tolstoy, the Shakers, Photius, Carolingian literature and theology, Augustine, Cyril of Alexandria, and Peter Abelard, he is the author of Photius and the Carolingians: The Trinitarian Controversy, editor of The Collected  Works of George P. Fedotov, an editor of the annual journal Transactions, and editor of and contributor to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Critical Essays and Documentary Materials. Dr. Haugh is presently completing a major work on 8th-century comparative Latin and Byzantine religious and intellectual history, as well as completing two books titled Augustine and John Cassian: The Controversy over Predestination, Grace and Nature-A Reappraisal and Augustine and Eastern Christian Thought.

Dr. Haugh is the founder, president, and chairman of the board of trustees of Falmouth Academy, an independent, co-educational school for grades 7-12. His educational and community work have been recognized by his inclusion in or acceptance by the Directory of American Scholars, Contemporary Authors, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Religion, Men of Achievement, Outstanding Educators of America, Notable Americans Award, International Who's Who in Community Service, Personalities of America and International Platform Association. He is an honorary member of the Mark Twain Society and, because of "supreme achievement within the international community of man," Dr. Haugh has been made a Fellow Member of the British Book of Honor.

He is chairman of the board of directors of the national  Citizens for Informed Consent and chairman of the board of trustees of  the CIC Educational Foundation.



Dr. Robert L. Nichols, Associate Professor of History at Saint Olaf College, is an editor of Russian Orthodoxy under the Old Regime and is currently completing a work Metropolitan Filaret (Drozdov) and the Awakenirig of Orthodoxy. Dr. Nichols has been the recipient of many fellowships and scholarships.



Paul Kachur received a B.A. degree in English from Montana State University and did graduate work at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.