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Schmemann, Alexander
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(Sep 13, 1921, Tallinn, Estonia – Dec 13, 1983, Crestwood, NY). From 1940 to 1945, Schmemann studied theology at the Institut Saint-Serge in Paris; he was ordained to the priesthood in 1946. Beginning in 1951, he taught at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in the United States; in 1962 he succeeded G. Florovsky as dean. Influenced by the Renouveau catholique (France, Theology in [II, 1], esp. J. Daniélou, Louis Bouyer, A. Gide, Julien Green) and his Orthodox teachers in Paris (A. Kartachev, Cyprian Kern, and esp. N. Afanasev), …

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Hübner, Michael, “Schmemann, Alexander”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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