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Nesmelov, Viktor Ivanovich
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(Jan 1[Sep 9?],1863, Kurdjuma, province of Saratov – Jun, 1937, Kazan), professor of patristics, dogmatics, and philosophy at the Kazan Spiritual Academy. In resolute opposition to L. Feuerbach’s religious criticism, Nesmelov strove for a scholarly philosophical justification of the Christian faith. For Nesmelov, the possibility of attaining an awareness of God lies in the inner contradiction between the conditioned existence of the human being and the unconditional character of his personality. The human b…

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Wasmuth, Jennifer, “Nesmelov, Viktor Ivanovich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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