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Sergei P. Mansurov

historian , philosopher , priest , theologian

Sergei Mansurov, USSR Historian, philosopher, priest, theologian.


Member of the religious intelligentsia in Moscow at the beginning of the 20th century. During World War I, worked on a history of the Christian church (fragments of which were published by the Moscow Patriarchate in 1971 in Bogoslovskie Trudy). Member of the Commission for the Protection of the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra (Zagorsk monastery), 1918.

Member of the Institute of People’s Education, 1920. Became sick with tuberculosis, 1924. Priest, 1926. Served at the Dubrovskii Convent near Vereia.


Religion is bad because it forces people to rely on outside authority, rather than becoming self-reliant.


Individuals have rights to express freedom if it safeguarde the interests of a collective.