Psychology of mass consciousness in Christian religious leadership

Ломачинська, Ірина Миколаївна (2019) Psychology of mass consciousness in Christian religious leadership Науковий часопис Національного Педагогічного Університету імені М. П. Драгоманова. Серія 7. Релігієзнавство. Культурологія. Філософія (40). pp. 9-17. ISSN 2518-7821

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In an article based on the New Testament texts of the life of Jesus Christ, an attempt was made to define the essence of mass consciousness in Christian religious leadership. The substantial features of the phenomenon of Christian religious leadership in its interaction with various groups of followers are analyzed. It is noted that the main task of religious leadership is to unite the public masses to achieve value-relevant ideas. Among the entourage of a religious leader can be identified students, followers and the crowd. Pupils form the immediate environment of the leader, firmly believe in the ideas of their teacher, and over time become leaders and propagandists of the proposed idea. Followers are those who follow the leader, captured both by his personality and his ideas. The main features of the religious crowd are its irrationalism, temporary nature and a tendency to imitate collective behavior. The psychological nature of the charismatic leadership is characterized. It is noted that the source of personal devotion to the charismatic leader is emotional attachment, which forms the image of exceptional holiness and heroism. The spiritual image of the destroyed charismatic leader is formed outside the real historical person and transformed by myths and legends.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: religious leader; religious leadership; mass consciousness; crowd; charisma; charismatic leader; ascetic
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: 02 Dec 2019 12:51
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 12:51

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