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Kireyevsky, Ivan Vasilyevich
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(Mar 22, 1806, Moscow – Jun 11, 1856, St. Petersburg), literary critic, journalist, and philosopher, and together with A. Khomyakov the founder of the Russian Slavophiles. He was also a European thinker who wished to overcome the tensions between Russia and Europe as well as the antagonism between reason and faith in Western and Eastern Europe by reclaiming and spreading the synthesis of the Greek church fathers. After studying literature and philosophy in Moscow and under G. Hegel, F.D.E. Schleiermacher, and F. Schelling in 1831, he founded the journal Evropeec in or…

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George, Martin, “Kireyevsky, Ivan Vasilyevich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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