Religion: Berdyaev

Nikolai Aleksandrovich Berdyaev (pronounced Bird-yah-yev) was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, but he was never orthodox in either religion or politics. He was exiled to northern Russia when he was 25 for declaring that the church under the Czars was subservient to civil power. After the revolution, he was twice imprisoned and later exiled for criticizing Marxism. In 1923 he went to live in Paris, where he headed the Russian Y.M.C.A. press, edited his magazine, Put', and wrote at least 40 books.

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