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[[Image:Florovsky book.jpg|left|frame|thumb|2004 book on Florovsky, edited by Andrew Blane]]
[[Protopresbyter]] '''Georges Vasilievich Florovsky''' ([[August 23]], 1893–[[August 11]], 1979) was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian [[priest]], [[theologian]], and writer, active in the [[ecumenism|ecumenical movement]]. His writing is known for its clear, profound style, covering subjects on nearly every aspect of Church life.
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==Life==
In 1949, Florovsky moved to New York City to take a position as Dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary. Florovsky's oversight of the development of the theological curriculum led to the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York granting the Seminary an Absolute Charter in 1953. He was fired as Dean in 1955 {{ref|1}} and thereafter taught at Harvard Divinity School (1956-1964), teaching patristics and Russian religious thought, and later at Princeton (1964-1972), teaching Slavic languages and literatures. He died in 1979.
== Works ==
*''Collected Works, Volume 1: Bible, Church, Tradition'' (1972) ISBN 0913124028
*''Collected Works, Volume 2: Christianity and Culture'' (1974)
The dates recorded above are the dates of publication in the collected works, not the date of original publications. The series of Florovsky's collected works was published by Nordland Publishing Co., but has been out of print for some years.
== Quotes Quotations=="Orthodoxy is summoned to witness. Now more than ever the Christian West stands before divergent prospects, a living question addressed also to the Orthodox world… The ‘old polemical theology' has long ago lost its inner connection with any reality. Such theology was an academic discipline, and was always elaborated according to the same western ‘textbooks'textbooks.' A historiosophical exegesis of the western religious tragedy must become the new ‘polemical 'polemical theology.' But this tragedy must be reendured and relived, precisely as one's own, and its potential catharsis must be demonstrated in the fullness of the experience of the Church and patristic tradition. In this newly sought Orthodox synthesis, the centuries-old experience of the Catholic West must be studied and diagnosed by Orthodox theology with greater care and sympathy than has been the case up to now… The Orthodox theologian must also offer his own testimony to this world —a testimony arising from the inner memory of the Church —and resolve the question with his historical findings."
::''Ways of Russian Theology'' II, pp. 302-304
 
==Reference==
*{{note|1}} Andrew Blane, ed., George Florovsky--Russian Intellectual and Orthodox Churchman (Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1993), pp.109ff.
==Source==
*Some material taken from [[Wikipedia:Georges Florovsky]]
== External links ==
*[http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/13001/bms13001florovsky.html Harvard Divinity School Faculty Writings File: Georges Florovsky]
*[http://libweb.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/florovsky.html Princeton University Library: George Florovsky Papers]
*[http://pages.sbcglobal.net/c.parks/florovsky.html The Collected Works of Fr. Georges Florovsky]: A partial list of links to works published on the web
* [http://www.sain.org/WINDOW/Ecclesio.txt Lewis Shaw, ''Georges Florovsky's Model of Orthodox Ecclesiology'']* [http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/ecumenism/florovsky.aspx Bishop Chrysostomos of Etna, ''Protopresybter Georges Florovsky'']* [http://www.romanity.org/htm/rom.29.en.f_georges_florovsky.htm John S. Romanides, ''F. Georges Florovsky, the theologian in service of the church in ecumenical dialogue''] Lecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary 23 May 1980
*[http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/13001/bms13001florovsky.html Harvard Divinity School Faculty Writings File: Georges Florovsky]
*[http://libweb.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/florovsky.html Princeton University Library: George Florovsky Papers]
*[http://www.krotov.info/engl/berdyaev/1937_424.html Nikolai Berdyaev, Ortodoksia and Humanness], 1937, Critique of Florovsky's ''Ways of the Russian Theology''
*[http://jbburnett.com/resources/florovsky/ Free PDFs of some of Georges Florovsky's writings] More: [http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/fathers_florovsky_1.htm], [http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/fathers_florovsky_2.htm], [http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/fathers_florovsky_3.htm], [http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/fathers_florovsky_4.htm]
 
==Reference==
*{{note|1}} Andrew Blane, ed., George Florovsky--Russian Intellectual and Orthodox Churchman (Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1993), pp.109ff.
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