Bolotov Vasily( famous church historian)
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Biography Bolotov Vasily
(born December 31, 1853, died April 5, 1900). The son of a deacon Tver diocese, Bolotov was educated in Tver theological seminary in St. Petersburg. Theological Academy, where then taught the general church history. In 1879, Mr.. Bolotov defended his master's thesis "The doctrine of Origen on the SW. Trinity (St. Petersburg, 1879). With thorough and profound theological education Bolotov combined the most extensive and versatile philological knowledge. Immediately after the appointment of the chair Bolotov has bound itself to know the language first-hand the ancient church history: Greek, Latin, sirsky, Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopian, Armenian. His linguistic skills are not limited to only those languages. Learning languages in general, he stood on the grounds of comparative linguistics, and he had a direct interest in this field, he is describing himself as a "linguist". Ethiopian language he knew of two kinds: not only ancient, liturgical (gyyz), but also a new, colloquial (Amharic). With knowledge of Coptic he combined familiarity with the language and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Bolotov was also familiar with the Assyrian-Babylonian cuneiform. He was engaged in the Persian language in its various forms (ancient cuneiform, Zend and persian). As for the linguist, was for his interest and Sanskrit. In Greek, he occasionally sent letters to I.E. Trinity. Among the new languages besides German, French, English, Italian, Bolotov read more languages: Dutch, Danish, Norwegian and Portuguese (the latter was necessary when he exercises the history of Ethiopia). He knew more or less, and with various other languages (Gothic, Celtic, Finnish, Turkish, Magyar). By such a wide linguistic knowledge combined in him a remarkable propensity and ability for mathematics lessons. This appears Bolotov incomparable expert in the difficult area of chronological survey. But according to geography, as an auxiliary to the history of science, he also applied mathematical techniques. Metrology has attracted his attention. He was always attracted to the area of the history of the Christian East in the broadest sense (not only Greek). Bolotov works on the history of the ancient Christian Coptic, Ethiopian and Syrian churches have always had many new, lively and excited great interest among specialists in all countries. For the set of his work Bolotov received in 1896. degree of Doctor of Church history, in which he had been with us almost the first initiator of a purely academic development and created a whole school that has a talented workers. Activities Bolotova not limited to desk specially scientists work. To his erudition resort and our supreme church authority and partly a higher secular government. December 15, 1892, Mr.. Bolotov was appointed clerk to the committee for pre-determine the conditions and requirements, which could be the basis for negotiations on starokatolikov connection with the Orthodox Russian Church. Then he was called to the highest ecclesiastical authority to take a very close interest in an accomplished 25 March 1898, Mr.. accession to the Orthodox Church, Syro-Chaldean Nestorians. It was necessary to determine under what conditions and how the church rite must be carried canonical their reunion with the Orthodox Church, and also translated into attachable necessary religious formulas. Knowledge Bolotova benefited and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hitherto vainly sought in Russia scholar who could translate the credentials he needed abyssinian. In the last year of his life Bolotov was appointed a delegate from the clerical department of the Astronomical Society formed a commission on the harmonization of the old style with the new. Literary works Bolotov, except for his original journalistic work, are strictly academic in nature and form of presentation available to a very limited circle of specialists. In Master's thesis, . Bolotov wrote: "The three-fold understanding of the teachings of Origen on the Trinity" ( "Christian Reading", . 1880), "German theological literature" (ib., . 1881), "On the history of the external condition of the Church of Constantinople under Turkish yoke" (ib., . 1882), "Foreign theological literature" (ib., . 1882), "From the ecclesiastical history of Egypt" (ib., . 1884 - 1886, 1892 - 1893), "A few pages of church history of Ethiopia" (ib., . 1888); "Liberia, . Bishop of Rome, . Sirmium and churches "(ib., . 1891), "Michael,
. Why is the Cathedral of St.. Archangel Michael is committed 8 November "(ib., 1892)," Traces of ancient mesyatseslovov local churches "(ib., 1893)," Belshazzar and Darius the Mede "(ib., 1896). Himself Bolotov was a list of articles and notes of his, published in "Church Herald" and "Christian reading" from 1880 to 1893, with all sorts of comments about them, found in the papers I.E. Trinity and published in The Christian reading of the "1907. (I, 250 - 263). Upon the death of Bolotov were published following his writings: "Description of the fourth Ethiopian manuscripts of St. Petersburg. Theological Academy (St. Petersburg, . 1900), . "From the history of the Church Syro-Persian" (St. Petersburg, . 1901), "The persecution of Christians under Nero" ( "Christian Reading", . 1903, . N 1), . "On the Acta Martyrum Scilitanorum" ( "Christian Reading", . 1903, . N 6 and 7), . "On the history of the Emperor Heraclius" ( "Byzantine chronicle", . 1907, . XIV, . 1), . "Excursus on the geography of Egypt" ( "Byzantine chronicle", . 1908, . t,
. XV, 1), "Brebion (Greek) Melentie Lycopolis as a source for historical geography of Egypt" ( "Byzantine chronicle, 1908, t. XV, 1); in "Additions to the Church sheets" for 1906. Bolotov posted a note on some issues from the history of the church organization in ancient. Edited by Professor A. Brilliantova published his "Lectures on the history of the ancient church. I. Introduction to Church History "(St. Petersburg, 1907) and" Lectures on the history of the ancient church. II. History of the Church prior to Constantine the Great "(St. Petersburg, 1910). Memory Bolotov was dedicated after his death, the entire N 16 "Church Bulletin" for 1900, released a pamphlet: "The wreath on the grave of the late Professor Bose In. V. BA (St. Petersburg, 1900). V. Solovyov article. in V t. "Critical-biographical dictionary, SA. Vengerov and the "Messenger of Europe" (1900, July), and B. Tour in the Journal of the Ministry of National Education "(1900, October). Detailed biography Bolotov, compiled on the basis of personal memoirs and letters Bolotov, gave M.V. Rubtsov: "In. V. B. "(a biographical sketch, Tver, 1900). A. Diamond, "On the characterization of the scientific activities of professor in. V. BA (St. Petersburg, 1901); his own, "Professor in. V. B. Biographical Sketch "(" Christian Reading ", 1910).