Freedom of conscience and freedom of religion: Religious, theological and legal dimensions


  • Mykhailo Babiy
  • Sergiy Prysukhin



Among the problems of religious studies and theological discourses in the historical and temporal aspect, theoretical and practical issues related to freedom of conscience and freedom of religion are constant in their relevance. Actualization of the attention of domestic and foreign scientists and theologians in recent years is largely due to globalization processes, social transformations, the desire to establish a free, full justice of people's lives, as well as a significant exacerbation of the problems of the formation of the ideological and semantic (including religious) base of modern being personality, self-determination and self-realization of which in the sphere of worldview, morals and rights today appear to be necessary and extraordinary. Without exaggeration these problems are some of the most important topics of modern philosophy of law, religious studies and jurisprudence. Essential, conceptual peculiarities of freedom of conscience and freedom of religion, their paradigmatic fundamentals are devoted to a large array of scientific, theological literature, special studies.