RELIGION AND SOCIETY
Catholicism and Orthodoxy: the religious and cultural cooperation
Smirnova M.I., Chapkin N.S. Gospe and world poetry about the culture of wine drinking
Goncharov O.Y. Interfaith Dialogue of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Russia
Dzutsev K.V., Hetagurova LT. Public opinion about the emergence of new religions in the republics of the North Caucasus Federal District of the Russian Federation
Aleksandrova N.N. Location Protestantism in religious situation RT
Tolstikov V.A., Revenko N.V., KostinaA.G. Church, states, civil society
PHILOSOPHY, SOCIOLOGY AND CULTURE
Pigalkina S.N. Neopaganism in Russia: competition views
Morhard E.N. Asam brother’s art in the context of the Baroque art
Kharkova D.A. Costume as a means of visual expression in Tarkovsky’s movie Ivan’s Childhood
CHRISTIANITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Palamarenko E.V. Threats to the Christian presence in the State of Israel
Anishchyk P.F. Methods to counteract the current christian persecution in the Middle East
Kashitsyn I.D. Persecution and discrimination of Christians in Iraq in 2004-2015: historical background and contemporary state of Christian community
Interfaith Dialogue of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Russia
The article analyzes the interfaith activities of Seventh-day Adventist Church - an organization representing one of the famous Russian Protestant denominations. Adventists are active participants of an interfaith dialogue, participate in the work of the most important social and religious platforms. 2016 marked 130 years of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Russia. But this dialogue is important not only for confessions themselves. The development and harmonization of inter-confessional relations is the most important work for the Russian society, contributes to integration and development of the society. The President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in his speeches repeatedly stressed the importance of inter-religious dialogue for the country.
Keywords: interfaith relations, interfaith dialogue, interaction, religious organizations, society, public authorities.
Public opinion about the emergence of new religions in the republics of the North Caucasus Federal District of the Russian Federation
Religious picture of modern Russia is largely represented by proavoslavnymi, so today we can talk about the orthodox orientation media as a main source of information competence of the Russians in religious matters. The consequence of this has been the formation and development of a specialized “orthodox segment in the overall socio-cultural picture of Russian society, which is significantly superior in terms of” Muslim “segment”. In this situation, a special interest is the study of the views of representatives of various faiths living in the North Caucasus Federal District with respect to all possible sources of religious information. The Article is based on ethno-sociological studies conducted in the summer of 2016 in the republics of the North Caucasus Federal District of the Russian Federation: North Ossetia-Alania, the Chechen Republic, Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, CBD. Number of people who participated in the survey was 1,200, including 50 experts (journalists, scientists, government officials, members of political parties, cultural workers). The respondents and experts expressed their opinion on such sources of information about the faith and religious issues as radio and television, audio CDs, cassettes, MP3 players, video tape, a DVD-drives, printed sources (magazines, books, brochures) mobile phones text messages, Internet social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc., other Internet resources (blogs, websites, websites for sharing video), religious services, or group meetings. Also, the respondents evaluated the credibility of information on religious matters received from family members, acquaintances and friends, religious leaders, scientists, group / political / community leaders, journalists, radio or TV presenters, bloggers.
Keywords: sect, Wahhabism, Sufism, Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baptists, “converts,” unemployment.
Location Protestantism in religious situation RT
Тhe articale describes the activities of Protestant organizations on the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan. In the articale the main forms of social ministry and missionary activity of Protestant organizations are reviewed and the interaction of evangelical community with national-cultural peculiarities of the republic is also disclosed.
Keywords: religious situation, Protestantism, the national ministry, evangelism.
Church, states, civil society
The article is devoted to clarifying the concept of church. The development of the church institution from ancient rituals has been observed and the influence of religion on state institutions of the ancient world has been analyzed. Formation of the concept of “the Symphony of Powers” has been traced and the role of the Orthodox Church in the formation of the civil society in Russia has been proposed.
Keywords: church, states, symphony authorities, civil society.
Neopaganism in Russia: competition views
The article attempts to analyze the main trends of the Russian neo-paganism from the standpoint of religious and scientific worldviews. This allows you to identify alternative point of view on modern pagan movement.
Keywords: religion, neopaganism, rodnoverie, Russian neopaganism.
Asam brother’s art in the context of the Baroque art
This article concerns the influence of Baroque worldview on the art of Kosmas Damian and Edig Quirin Asam, Bavarian artists of the XVII century. The research deals with the interior design of two buildings (Weltenburgs’ abbey church and St. Nepomuk’s church in Munich) and it is shown what characteristics of the Baroque culture are manifested in these decorative ensembles.
Keywords: Baroque, architecture, Asam brothers, Bavarian Art, interior design.
Costume as a means of visual expression in Tarkovsky’s movie Ivan’s Childhood
The article analyzes the specifics of the costume choice in Tarkovsky’s movie Ivan’s Childhood from the point of view of visual expression.
Keywords: the job of a costume designer, a film by A. Tarkovsky’s poetic cinema, film language, visual expressiveness.
Threats to the Christian presence in the State of Israel
This article analyzes the stability of the Christian presence in the State of Israel. The article designates a number of challenges which the Christian missions in Palestine had to face during the existence of the Jewish state. Common facts of vandalism and anti-Christian attacks on churches show a negative perception of Christianity by the Israelis. The practice of expropriation of church property in the past and today’s radicalism regarding the holy places is a concern about the future of Christianity in the region. There is an evidence of the connection between the unresolved Arab-Israeli conflict and the stability of the Christian religious missions in Israel.
Keywords: Christianity, the threat of Christianity, challenges the Christian presence, Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, the Holy Land.
Methods to counteract the current christian persecution in the Middle East
The current trends and dynamics of Christian persecution in the Middle East are analyzed. Features of the Western community reaction related to this issue are specified. Existing approaches to develop the methods of persecution counteraction are revealed. The priority role of spiritual and moral preconditions of brothers and sisters in Christ discrimination is substantiated, as well as the need for a comprehensive approach to solve this problem. Taking into account these requirements the dominant role of methods to combat the root causes of persecution is argued, especially of those in the spiritual and moral realm. On the basis of these conclusions and the formulated principles of building the action framework to combat genocide, the policies to counteract Christian persecution in the Middle East are proposed, aimed at alleviating the situation of brothers and sisters in Christ on the premises of their ancestral territory.
Keywords: persecution, Christianity, genocide, minorities, Middle East, mercy, charity, humanitarian aid.
Persecution and discrimination of Christians in Iraq in 2004-2015: historical background and contemporary state of Christian community
In the article the author analyzes the main reasons of rapid reduction of Christian presence in Iraq in the last century. The Author marks the influence of foreign countries on ethnoconfessional relations in Iraq already in the beginning of the XX century, that led after decades to the transformation of Iraq into the arena of war between sunni and shia muslims and kurds. Special attention is paid to the question of self-determination of Assyrian Christian community in Iraq. In the article the author in detail examines the persecution of Christians by ISIS and its precursors in 2004-2015 and its consequences for Iraqi Chistians. In the article the data about refugees, internally displaced persons and destroying of Christian culture heritage is put. The Author analyzes the whole situation and gives recommendations for the salvation of Christianity in Iraq.
Keywords: persecution of Christians, destruction of churches, Iraq, assyrians, chaldeans, kurds, interfaith relations, foreign intervention, extremism, refugees, ISIS, Mosul, Nineveh.
Aleksandrova N.N., Assistant of the Department of Religious Studies Kazan Federal University.
Anishchyk P.F., Graduate Student of the Chair of External Church Relations of the Ss Cyril and Methodius School of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies.
Chapkin N.S., Teacher of the Plekhanov Russian Economic University.
Dzutsev K.V., Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Head of the North Ossetian Social Research Center, Institute for Socio-Political Studies, Head of the Department of sociology of the K.L. Khetagurov North Ossetian State University in Vladikavkaz.
Goncharov O.Y., Member of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations under the President of the Russian Federation, Secretary General of the Russian Association for the Protection of Religious Freedom (РАРС), Candidate of Philosophical Sciences.
Hetagurova LT., Researcher, Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences Social and Political Studies, Vladikavkaz.
Morhard E.N., PhD student at Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, cultorologist.
Kashitsyn I.D., Graduate student of the faculty of external church relations of Ss Cyril and Methodius School of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies.
Kharkova D.A., Post-graduate of VGIK (Gerasimov S.A. Russian State Institute of Cinematography).
KostinaA.G., Postgraduate, Belgorod University of Cooperation, Economics and Law.
Palamarenko E.V., Graduate Student, Ss Cyril and Methodius School of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies.
Pigalkina S.N., The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
Revenko N.V., Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor.
Smirnova M.I., Candidate of Political Sciences.
Tolstikov V.A., Candidate of Philosophical Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor.