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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.4, Sep. 2015, Pub. Date: Aug. 23, 2015
Russian Orthodox Church: From Orthodox Patriotism to Etatism
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Authors
[01] Nataliia Ishchuk, Department of Philosophy, Humanities Institute, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Abstract
The paper makes a historical and conceptual analysis of the etatist Orthodox ideology; its essence and attributive quality are disclosed. Some features of Orthodox patriotism conversion into etatism and inadequacy of the last spirit of the Orthodox religion are grounded. The specificity of the Russian etatism from its origination to the present day has been investigated. Also the logic of its formation through the consideration of such concepts as: “Moscow – the Third Rome”, “the theory of an official nationality”, “a multipolar society”, “....” (The Russian World) has been given. On the basis of different documents the leading role and high dynamics of interaction between the Russian authorities and the Russian Orthodox Church in the restoration of etatist ideology have been shown. At the same time, the local nature of these processes, reduced to the socio-political and spiritual spheres of society, has been revealed. The current research defines the problem of the excessive politicization of the Russian Orthodox Church and its rapid transformation into a religious department of the Russian state.
Keywords
Etatism, Orthodox Patriotism, Byzantinism, the Third Rome, the Theory of an Official Nationality, the Russian World
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