Orthodoxy historical drama against the background of the conflict between truth and politics

Makarenko V.P.

Dr. Sci. (Pol., Philos.), Prof., Chief Researcher, Center for Political Conceptology, Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia vpmakar1985@gmail.com

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Makarenko V.P. Orthodoxy historical drama against the background of the conflict between truth and politics. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2017. No 7. P. 141-150


The article analyzes the statements of Russian Orthodox church (ROC) officials of the Moscow Patriarchate applying methods of political conceptology and in-depth reading. They allow to discover those moments in the bodys of intellectual-politically significant books that are not taken into account or consciously dispensed with in their formal perceptions and canonical interpretations. The linguistic, semantic and ideological structure of public speech is described taking into account the general properties of political language and specifics of their manifestation in the political history of Russia. The problem of reproduction of the opposition between truth and politics in modern Russia is posed. To analyze it, modern forms of conflict between the political and legal approach to the design of court trials are described and the measures of individual, group, social, national and institutional collaboration with government bodies in Russia are revealed. This measure determines the cognitive and social preconditions for a chain of lies and cynicism, on which collaboratism is based in relation to the existing power. It cultivates thinking in the style of raison d’etat (the state mind), which before met only in the field of foreign affairs and in situations of direct and undoubted threat. This is the basis of state propaganda. As a result, the web of deception became all-common, and the international conflict boomerangs to the scene of domestic politics. The controversial nature of the cognitive-evaluation matrix of American Russian studies is described. A contradiction has been stated between the fundamentalism and creativity that has developed in the ROC over the past hundred years. It is directly related to the modern ROC. The problem consists in comprehending those directions of Orthodox thought that allow us to describe the historical drama of Orthodoxy and discover in it the prerequisites for realizing the relationship between Orthodoxy and the democracy.

Orthodoxy; truth; politics; democracy


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