In Florensky received a degree in philosophy and mathematics from Moscow University, and four years later he obtained his graduate degree from the. Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius. The Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Russia’s Unknown da Vinci. By: Avril Pyman Media of Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius. 10 Aug Pavel Florensky (Священник Павел Флоренский, –) was a Russian theologian, priest, mathematician, scientist, inventor, and.

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It should establish his reputation definitively, both as a thinker and as a Christian martyr. Pavel wrote that the sin of homosexuality is a perversion of nature, fully in accord with the strict confessors to whom he was obedient, such as Bishop Antonii, who had no tolerance for homosexual relations. In it, his comment on the kingdom of God was considered agitation material.

Pavel Florensky, martyr of the ‘reverse perspective’

Even just before his death, he asked members of a family he knew about the health of their cat…. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

June 9, at The Way to God: Florensky decenters heterosexual marriage in his presentation of ecclesiality in order to privilege pairs of friends. Pavel also met Trotsky: Giovani e martiri in Asia: He was rumoured to be the main organizer of a secret endeavour to save the relics of St.

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Most likely, he simply became indifferent to it. As you know, in nineteenth century Russia the florens,y and nobility grew more and more carried away with such mysticism. An Abuse of Authority?

Simeon with the restoration of the church, held lectures on religious topics, opened a library in the church for the local peasants. Essays on the Perception of Art, Reaktion Books pp. The depravity of soul and perversion floresky mind that Peter J. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: And this is what is significant theologically, even for our own era. He wrote on art, language, organic chemistry, mysticism, Kant, sculpture, Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Aegean culture, arithmetic, idealism, iconography, electromagnetism, microscopy, carbolic acid, asbestos, Pythagorean numbers, Aleksandr Blok, ecclesiology, and a wide variety of other topics.

They too wanted to achieve a revolution, starting lforensky the Gospel and from the ideals of “integral knowledge” and “Christian wisdom”; another philosopher of the time, Nikolai Berdjaev, illustrated in some famous essays how much the apocalyptic and revolutionary Russian anxiety found inspiration precisely from the particular Christian vocation of Russia, from its “spiritual mission”.

We need to feel sorry for the poor thing, to allow him to kill, and perhaps even to give the murderer the right to affirm this moral standard for the suffering he has endured. With these interests he became prominent in the Russian Symbolism movement.

Pavel Florensky and Sergei Troitsky: Russian theologian of same-sex love and his soulmate

During these years at the Academy he began to ponder the basis of his belief beyond the formalisms of the Church. He was accused of creating a counter-revolutionary monarchist organization, to which he not only pleaded guilty but took the blame upon himself, saying that he was an ideologue. In one of his treatises, the Reverse Perspective, Father Pavel relaunched the authentic traditions of Eastern iconography, long forgotten in Russia, revealing the secret of icons precisely in the different relationship with floreensky human person.

Pavel, and he offered to appeal to the Soviet authorities to release Fr. Central to Florensky’s work is an exploration of the various meanings of Christian love, which is viewed as a combination of philia friendship and agape universal love. Pavel’s interests at the Moscow Academy included philosophy, religion, art, and folklore.

This is the Way of Peace maintained spiritually while enduring the temptations of the world. Recent research by Michael Hagemeister has authenticated that antisemitic material, written under a pseudonym, is in Florensky’s hand.

May God grant that today our schools would even approach such a level of education! Views Read Edit View history. But I do question whether he was truly gay — if he could marry and have five children plainly he was no typical same sex lover but rather bisexual. As Sanfilippo puts it: One year ahead of his friend, Troitsky was the son of a country priest from the village of Tolpygino in the Kostroma region of western Russia.

Before being a priest and theologian, he was a valuable scientist, and he collaborated on the projects of industrial electrification and modernization of the country.

Her book tells the story of an extraordinarily gifted individual whose intellect, empathy, and understanding even the Stalinist purges could not eclipse. One might as well conclude that, for example, that the photo depicts suicide bombers bidding farewell to life, or is an image of characters in a play, or close relatives or a hostage-taking. He who has shall be given more, He who has not will lose even that which he has.

June 13, at Recent research shows that he even wrote anti-Semitic material under a pseudonym.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Sergii Radonezhsky that the communists wanted to destroy. Pavel with great respect.