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Kairis, Theophilos

(Kaires; 1784–1853). B. on the is. Andros, Greece; Orthodox priest and liberal theol.; educ. Pisa and Paris; imbibed philos, of Fr. Revolution; took part in Gk. War of Indep. (1821–30); founded orphanage on Andros 1835; opposed and imprisoned by ch. authorities for theophilanthropism* and ideas derived from Enlightenment.* His system came to be called theosebism.

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