Academic Religious Institution


  • Anatolii M. Kolodnyi



Prior to Ukraine's accession to the Ukrainian SSR, there were two research religious institutions - the department (later - the sector) of the philosophical problems of religion and atheism of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine B. Lobovyk, and since 1990 - Doctor of Philosophy A. Kolodnyi) and the Inter-republican Branch of the Institute of Scientific Atheism of the Academy of Social Sciences at the CPSU Central Committee (Professor O. Onishchenko, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine at that time). If the first institution was engaged in the study of the peculiarities of the religious phenomenon in the diversity of its confessional manifestations and multifunctionality, then the second focused its attention on the problems of the survivability of religiosity in the conditions of socialism and defining ways to overcome it. This feature of research efforts is also reflected in the publications of the department and the branch.