Religion as a phenomenon and a category of religious studies

  • Borys Lobovyk


Known numerous attempts to find in religion such characteristics that would not be the sum of its features, but would lead to the disclosure of its essence, nature and functionality. In general, these attempts helped to clarify the subject field of the categories of academic religious studies, which system reflects the religious phenomenon in its completeness and integrity, internally recognized certainty. As for the system itself as a logical-epistemological device for religious search, it places particular emphasis on the category "religion" - the center of connections and relations of a specific way of man's entry into the world.