Communicative and translational functionality of religion and its basic manifestations

  • Leonid A. Vyhovsʹkyy


Religion in society is known to be an important factor in people's social interaction because it provides a certain type of communication. In the process of such communication, the necessary information and social experience of previous generations is transmitted. Therefore, religion is to some extent a historical memory of the community. Defining itself in certain sign systems (oral traditions in ancient times, later - in the "sacred books", confessional languages, etc.), social experience of past generations becomes public and becomes the property of new generations of people. From now on, it is no longer necessary for each individual individually to experience everything in their own experience. The individual experience of a person may to some extent be replaced by the results of the experience of their predecessors, and therefore the need to "invent a bicycle" every time