Author bio

Grigory Petrov

Grigory Petrov - book author

(1868 - 1925), Orthodox priest and a leading proponent of Christian social activism.

Grigory Petrov was born in Iamburg, St. Petersburg province. He was educated at the diocesan seminary and the St. Petersburg Ecclesiastical Academy (1887 - 1891), and on graduating became a priest in a St. Petersburg church.

Petrov was also active as a writer. In his most successful work, The Gospel as the Foundation of Life (1898), he argued that Christian believers were required to apply the literal teachings of Jesus to every aspect of their lives in order to begin building the Kingdom of God here on earth. Petrov knew of the American Social Gospel movement, but his ideas were shaped by his encounters with new conceptions of pastorship and Christian activism then developing among the clergy of St. Petersburg.

Petrov's writings found a ready audience and made him famous. In 1903, however, conservatives began to attack his ideas in the ecclesiastical press, and as a result in 1904 the church dismissed Petrov from his pulpit and banned him from public speaking. Nevertheless, Petrov continued to write. He became interested in Christian politics and was an activist during the Revolution of 1905. He established the newspaper God's Truth in Moscow in 1906 and was elected to the first Duma as a Constitutional Democrat.

Petrov never served in the Duma, however, because he was charged before an ecclesiastical court with false teaching. Although exonerated, he was confined to a monastery under church discipline. Despite popular sympathy for Petrov, the church defrocked him in 1908 and banned him from the capital and from public employment. He then became a journalist for a liberal newspaper, The Word. After the revolutions of 1917 he emigrated to Serbia, and then in 1922 to France. He died in Paris in 1925.

Petrov's main importance was in his contribution to the development of a modern, liberal understanding of Christianity in the Russian Orthodox context.

Grigory Petrov is the author of books: Beyaz Zambaklar Ülkesinde, İdeal Öğretmen


Author books

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01
Bazı devletler, halk olarak korkunç krizler geçirir ya da tümüyle perişan bir hale düşerler. Bazı uluslar ise hayatlarına iyi bir düzen kazandırırlar. Bu misallerin her ikisi de sadece devlet adamları, bakanlar, milletvekilleri için önem taşımaz; ulusun her bir üyesini de ilgilendiren meselelerdir. İster beyin gücüyle, ister kas gücüyle çalışsın; bütün erkekler, kadınlar, yaşlılar, gençler, kentliler, köylüler, hep bu sorunları düşünmelidir.
02
1880'li yıllarda Moskova Üniversitesi'nin bütün profesörleri, öğrencileri ve Moskova'nın aydınlar grubu, büyük bir şaşkınlık yaşıyorlardı. Çünkü tanık oldukları şey, o güne kadar görülmemiş bir şeydi...Üniversitenin en genç Matematik Profesörü S. A Raçinski, Üniversitedeki kürsüsünden istifa edip ayrılmış, Rusya'nın Smolenska Eyaleti'nin Tatevo Köyü'nde öğretmenliğe atanması için Eğitim Bakanlığı'na bir dilekçe vermişti.

Bilim dünyası onunla övünürken ve bir çok Matematik bilgini ondan önemli buluşlar beklerken, bu genç profesör, kendi arzusu ile üniversitedeki eğitim ve öğretim çalışmalarına son veriyordu. Herkes, Ama neden? diye büyük bir merak ile soruyordu. Raçinski ise, bu soruya tek bir cevap veriyordu:

Bir Köyde, Sıradan Bir Köy Öğretmeni Olmak İçin!