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Title: Georgii Florovskii on Dignity and Human Rights
Author(s): SOOY, Nicholas
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 71    Issue: 3-4   Date: 2019   
Pages: 327-342
DOI: 10.2143/JECS.71.3.3286904

Abstract :
Father Georgii Florovskii was certainly one of the most influential Orthodox theologians of the 20th century. Being a scholar, historian and theologian, he kept a natural, partly conscious distance towards matters of jurisprudence, diplomacy and politics. His most active years fell into a phase where Human Rights only slowly became an issue on the international scene. Nonetheless, his theological anthropology, in particular his personalist concepts, developed with regard to history and social life, prove to be of more than theoretical relevance for the debate. Many of his statements can directly be related to the problems discussed in discourses on human dignity and rights.