Andrey Kuraev

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Protodeacon
Andrey Kuraev
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Andrey Kuraev (Андрей Кураев)
Church Russian Orthodox Church
See Moscow
Installed 5 April 2009
Term ended Incumbent
Other posts Professor of teology from 1996.
Personal details
Birth name Andrey Vyacheslavovich Kuraev (Андре́й Вячесла́вович Кура́ев)
Born (1963-02-15) 15 February 1963 (age 51)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Profession Cleric, teolog, professor, writer, blogger

Andrey Vyacheslavovich Kuraev, (Russian: Андре́й Вячесла́вович Кура́ев; born 15 February 1963) is a Russian Orthodox Protodeacon. Proto-deacon means first-servant (in Greek language), but in the Russian Orthodox Church it is an honorary title given to married deacons. Andreey Kuraev became a deacon on 29 November 1983 and then a Protodeacon of the Russian Orthodox Church on 5 April 2009.

He studied at Moscow Theological Academy Seminary in 1985–1988 and graduated from Moscow Theological Academy in 1992.[1] He studied in Bucharest theological Institute, Bucharest, Romania during 1988–1990. Andrey Kuraev worked as the dean of Russian Orthodox University during 1993–1996.

He received his Kandidat of philosophy degree from the Philosophy institute (ru) of Russian Academy of Sciences in 1994. [1] In 1995 he received the Kandidat of theology degree from Moscow Theological Academy for his thesis "Tradition. Dogma. Ceremony."

Andrey Kuraev wrote a very harsh book "How to relate to Islam after Beslan" after the tragedy of Beslan school hostage crisis and that book ignite an intense and emotional discussions in the society back in 2004.[2] A similar and even more intense discussion's outbreak happens then Kuraev commented the etnical and religious background of Tsarnaev brothers who organized Boston Marathon bombings at April 2013.[3]

Several mass media reported that, Kuraev had pleaded to counter the radical politics of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (illegal ethnical parliament of Crimean Tatars) during his lection tour in Crimea September 2006. He drowned an analogy between a radical policy of that mejlis and a mob-youngster behaviour in men society .[4]

He became a laureate of the "Man of the year" premia at 2008.[5]

Andrey Kuraev is the only one cleric of Russian Orthodox Church who is writing (since October 2013) about existence of "blue lobby" (homosexual lobby) inside the Russian Orthodox Church on the different levels.[6] This kind of accusations constantly provoke a negative responses from church officials:[7][8][9][10]

The science board of Moscow Theological Academy at 30 December 2013 decided to dismiss Andrey Kuraev from the staff of the Academy because of his provocative and scandal activity in mass media[11] and in his blog.[12] Kuraev has been outraged by that decision blaming that this is a revenge of the "blue lobby". He is certain that his dismissal caused by his exposure of homosexual scandal in Kazan Theological Seminary[13] which lead to attorney investigation[14] (afterwards one cleric was fired[15] then at March 2014 most of administration members were dismissed too [16]) and his publically known position about crime process and prison punishment for Pussy Riot group members.[17][18]

Publications[edit]

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    • Kuraev A. Provocarile ecumenismului. Bucuresti, ed. Sofia, 2006. (Romanian)
    • Kuraev A.V. "Harry Potter" in church: between anaphema and smile: Should one give an indulgence to fairy tales? Is the magical non-dead demonic? ... Truth of «Harry Potter» — Neva, 2003. — 123 pages — ISBN 5-7654-2901-7
    • Kuraev A.V. «Harry Potter»: a try to be not scared / Deacon Andrey Kuraev. — Andreevskiy flag, 2004. — 205 pages — ISBN 5-9553-0035-X
    • Kuraev A.V. Gifts and anaphemas : what Christianity brought to word? : throughs on the edge of millennium. / Nikea; Arefa, 2009. — 319 pages — ISBN 978-5-91761-001-6
    • Kuraev A. Daruri si anathemele. Bucuresti, 2004. (Romanian)
    • Kuraev A. Tajemnica Izraela // Fronda. Warszawa, 1999, № 17/18. (Polish)
  • Kuraev A.V. How to relate to Islam after Beslan? / Deacon Andrey Kuraev. — 2004 — 127 pages — ISBN 5-9900367-1-X http://azbyka.ru/religii/islam/kuraev_kak_otnositsja_k_islamu_posle_beslana.shtml
    • Kuraev A. Mostenirea lui Hristos. Ceea ce n-a intrat in Evanghelie. Bucuresti, ed. Sofia, 2009 (Romanian)
    • Non-American missioner / Deacon Andrey Kuraev. — Saratov, 2006. — 463 pages — ISBN 5-98599-028-1
  • Religy without God. — 2006. — 527 pages. — ISBN 5-7789-0209-3
    • Kuraev A. Pecetea lui antihrist, codurile de bare si semnele vremurilor. Bucuresti, 2005.(Romanian)
  • Kuraev A.V. Fantasy and truth of "The Da Vinci Code": AST-Zebra, 2006.
  • Kuraev A.V. Christianity on the edge of history : About our defeat / Deacon Andrey Kuraev. : Palomnik, 2003. — ISBN 5-87468-208-2
    • Kuraev A.V. Church and youth : is the conflict imminent? And about rock music... Rus. ostrov, 2004. — ISBN 5-902565-01-4
  • David Baggett Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts ; [from English] [afterword by Deacon Andrey Kuraev]. — Amfora 2005. (Lenizdat). — 430 pages — (Novaya Evrika). — ISBN 5-94278-892-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Кураев Андрей Вячеславович – Древо. Drevo-info.ru.
  2. ^ Gheddo, Piero. (17 September 2004) Slaughter of Beslan children done as murderers shouted “God is Great”, says theologian. Asianews.it.
  3. ^ Новости NEWSru.com :: Андрею Кураеву досталось от российских мусульман: объявили "провокатором в рясе" за слова о бостонском теракте. Newsru.com.
  4. ^ Русская линия / Новости / Диакон Андрей Кураев выступит в Крыму. Rusk.ru (24 September 2008).
  5. ^ Вести.Ru: "Человеком года" в шестой раз стал Алексий II. Vesti.ru (22 December 2008).
  6. ^ Московский Комсомолец: происшествия, общество, культура, мнения, интервью – МК. Mk.ru.
  7. ^ Chaplin called Kuraev repent for the words «blue lobby». All-rss.com (17 January 2014).
  8. ^ Interview: Deacon Andrei Kuraev V. Tver Metropolitan Viktor. .stetson.edu.
  9. ^ Archdeacon Kuraev Answers Chaplin'S Accusations. .stetson.edu.
  10. ^ Right-wing church media attack Kuraev. Groups.yahoo.com.
  11. ^ Как относиться к исламу после Беслана? – Известия. Izvestia.ru.
  12. ^ Протодиакона Андрея Кураева отчислили из профессоров МДА — комментарии. http://www.pravmir.ru/diakona-andreya-kuraeva-otchislili-i-professorov-mda-kommentarii-1/#ixzz31JIwCkfj. Pravmir.ru (31 December 2013).
  13. ^ В штат Тверской епархии приняли игумена, изгнанного из Татарстанской митрополии за домогательства до семинаристов. Tvernews.ru.
  14. ^ Россия: Общество: Прокуратура проверит «гомоигумена» в Казанской семинарии. Lenta.ru.
  15. ^ Пресс-секретаря Татарстанской митрополии обвиняют в гомосексуализме – Новости России – ИА REGNUM. Regnum.ru (16 December 2013).
  16. ^ Митрополит Анастасий временно отстранен от руководства Казанской семинарией – Новости России – ИА REGNUM. Regnum.ru (14 March 2014).
  17. ^ Протодиакон Кураев встретился с Pussy Riot – ПОЛИТ.РУ. Polit.ru.
  18. ^ Kuraev Meets Pussy Riot. 02varvara.wordpress.com.
  19. ^ [1] deacon Andrey Kuraev – My books

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