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Bolotov, Vasily Vasilyevich
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(Jan 13, 1854, Ostaškov – Apr 18, 1900, St. Petersburg), Russian church historian who began studying at the Spiritual Academy of St. Petersburg in 1875. Because of his outstanding accomplishments he was appointed even before the end of his studies to the chair of early church history, becoming lecturer in 1879 and professor in 1885. In his “theses” on the Filioque Bolotov attempted to interpret the latter not as a dogma but as a Western theologoumenon and thus to strip it of its church-splitting character. The treasures of his scholarly wo…

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Hübner, Michael, “Bolotov, Vasily Vasilyevich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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