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Pharmakidis, Theoklitos
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(Jan 25, 1784, Thessaly – Apr 21, 1860, Athens), Greek Orthodox priest, and professor at the University of Athens from its foundation in 1837. Prior to this, Pharmakidis was deacon in Constantinope and Iaşi, and priest in Bucharest and Vienna, where he studied with enthusiasm, as later in Göttingen. He was a liberal theologian and spokesman for the ideas of A. Korais and the Enlightenment, supported radical reforms in church and society, and campaigned for the (anticanonical) proc…

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Papaderos, Alexandros, “Pharmakidis, Theoklitos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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