Tried to improve expression. The section on criticism needs a lot of work.
[[Image:FrAlexanderMen.jpg|thumb|Father Alexander Men (1935-1990)|238px]]
[[Image:FrAlexanderMen2.jpg|thumb|Father Alexander Men]]
Father '''Alexander Vladimirovich Men''' (1935-1990) was a [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox]] [[archpriest]],
theologisian, preacher , author of books on theology, history of Christianity and other religions.
Born a [[Judaism|Jew]], Alexander Men was [[baptism|baptized]] as an infant by his mother, who had become a member of the underground church in Russia under Soviet suppression.
Father Alexander Men was a voice "crying in the wilderness" of the Soviet atheistic domination of Russian culture and also during the critical transition
times of Russia into freedom in the late 1980s, when Mikhail Gorbachev declared the policies of ''perestroika'' and ''glasnost''.
Fr. Men's ministry, which lasted for more than thirty years,
covered the worst possible times for the Russian believer, including himself becoming a target for the KGB. His influence on contemporary Russia is unmistakable, and his life remains to this day a powerful witness for our Lord and Savior [[Jesus Christ]].
During his lifetime, Fr. Men baptized thousands of people, bringing them to Christian faith by the grace of God. His works include many books, an Orthodox Open University, a charity group at the Russian Children's Hospital, and a Youth Missionary School.
Father Alexander Men was murdered on [[September 9]]
, 1990 with an ax in a forest on his way to church. His funeral was held on the day commemorating the Beheading of St. [[John the Baptist]], who was "the voice crying in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord."
== Criticism ==
Priest [[Daniil Sysoev]] considered Alexander Men as [[heretic]], listing
the 9 major beliefs, which incompatible with Orthodoxy:
# [[Manichaeism]]. - The doctrine of Satan's complicity in the creation of the world, the result of which was allegedly an evolution.