Ideological foundations of the economic activity of Orthodox monasteries in Ukraine

Ломачинская, Ирина Николаевна (2018) Ideological foundations of the economic activity of Orthodox monasteries in Ukraine Науковий часопис Національного педагогічного університету імені М.П.Драгоманова. Серія 7. Релігієзнавство. Культурологія. Філософія (39). pp. 24-32. ISSN 2518-7821

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The article is devoted to the analysis of the ideological foundations of the economic activity of Orthodox monasteries in Ukraine. The problems of the relationship between the concepts of ascetic labor and wealth in the personal and collective dimension in Orthodox patristic are analyzed. The essence of labor as the foundation of spiritual self-improvement in the ascetic tradition of Orthodox monasticism is defined. The article indicates that at different historical stages of the formation of the Christian ideology, attitudes towards wealth were determined by the status of the church in the life of society. In the early stages of Christianization, the issue of wealth was analyzed in the form of a sinful obstacle to the spiritual development of its owner. During the formation of the church as a social institution, the idea of donating for the development of church structures (in particular, monasteries) was put forward, as a way of cleansing from the sins of greed. In the Ukrainian Orthodox tradition, the economic activities of the monasteries provided them with the position of independent feudal economic organizations, changing their social and political status. Modern Ukrainian legislation focuses on the ethical principles of the economic activity of Christian churches in Ukraine, ignoring the question of its national focus, which creates dangers for the public consciousness in the context of modern informational and propaganda threats.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: monastery; monasticism; monastery economy; wealth; monastery economic activity; monastic asceticism; religious virtue
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра філософії
Depositing User: Ирина Николаевна Ломачинская
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2018 09:47
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2018 09:47

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