Smirnov Innocent( Prefect of the main Trinity-Sergius Seminary)
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Biography Smirnov Innocent
(1784 - 1819)
. Bachelor and the Inspector of St. Petersburg Theological Academy, . rector of the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary and professor of the Theological Academy, . ThD, . member of the Governing Board of colleges and scientific committee of the Ministry of Education, . Dean of the scribes of the capital, is known as one of Metropolitan Filaret of Moscow at the time of his ministry in St. Petersburg and the chief opponent of mysticism, . prevailed in Russia under Alexander I,
. For the post of spiritual censor Innocent approved for publication a book Stanevich "Lament on the coffin of a baby," contained in a sharp condemnation at the then Minister of Education and profession, Prince AN. Golitsyn, and other authorities, patronized mysticism. To remove a dangerous opponent from St. Petersburg, Prince Golitsyn, had insisted on the appointment of its first bishop to Ufa, then in Penza, where he managed to show an extraordinary power in ordering the diocese (cm. Bible Society **). His "Font Style of Church history" - not a translation or conversion of, . and work quite original, . drawn directly from the annals of Baron and the Magdeburg Centuries, . for some only (in the opinion of Professor Tarnovo) manual works Weismann "Memoriabilla ecclesiastica historiae sacrae",
. This is a "Font Style" served up to 60-s textbook on church history in the spiritual and educational institutions and the only writing on this subject in Russian literature. Innocent belong to another: "Activities of Theology, h. 1-I: "Explanation of the Creed"; few homilies, partly published in his lifetime, partly published in the "Wanderer" in 1863 - 1871. Much is left of his letters, which are important for the history of his era, some of them (letters to Princess SS. Mescherskaya) printed in Readings of the Moscow Society of History and Antiquities, 1874, part - in his collected works (published twice - in 1821 and 1845 - 1847 years), part is stored in the manuscripts in the Imperial Public Library. Wed. AN article. Pypin "Russia's Bible Society" (Journal Europe ", 1868)," Innocent Life ", compiled by Archimandrite Photius in 1821. (manuscript); VI. Zhmakin "Biography Innocent" (in "Christian reading" 1884 - 1885), but without a bibliography and evaluation of his writings. N. B.