Vasilii Vasil’evich Zenkovskii
Vasilii Zenkovskii, USSR Philosopher, psychologist, theologian; Archpriest.
Zenkovskii, Vasilii was born on July 4, 1881 in Proskurov. Son of a headmaster.
Graduated from Kiev University, 1909.
Professor of psychology at Kiev University, 1915-1919. Under Hetman Skoropadsky during the Civil War, Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs. Left Russia in 1919. Professor of philosophy and theology at Belgrade University, 1920-1923.
Director of the Pedagogical Institute in Prague, 1923-1926. Professor of philosophy at the St. Sergius Theological Institute in Paris, 1926-1962. Priest, 1942. Doctor of theology, 1948.
One of the best-known representatives of Russian Orthodoxy in the West. Active in youth work among Russian emigres.