The article covers the views of M.Conrad on nationalism and the related concepts of national identity, nation, national state in the context of the «Nationalism and Catholicism» problem. M. Conrad expressed his thoughts on nationalism in a report titled «Nationalism and Catholicism» written to be presented at the Academic Evenings of the Theological Scientific Society. The study made it possible, on the basis of analysis of the basic concepts of nationalism, to find out the vision of M. Conrad's alternative doctrine to the integral nationalism of D. Dontsov, which is Catholic nationalism. It also made it possible to prove that the thinker managed to develop a well-grounded and well-balanced vision of a problem that can be described as Catholic nationalism. As a result of the study of his ideas it was found that they are on the verge of two philosophical directions – neo-Thomism and political philosophy. One of the reasons for the idea of developing nationalism on a Christian basis was the need to oppose it to the integral nationalism of D. Dontsov, who was influenced by the philosophy of F. Nietzsche. The shared understanding of the concept of national identity, the essence of nationalism and its types by Conrad and contemporary thinkers (V. Lisovy, O. Protsenko, E. Smith) shows the foresight and the relevance of the ideas of the father in the realm of political philosophy. Comparison of the report by M. Konrad with the works of Polish thinkers Y. Voronetsky and Y. Bohensky provided an opportunity to argue that his idea of Catholic nationalism developed within the framework of political-philosophical discourse on the development of the spread and implementation of nationalistic ideas both in Polish and Ukrainian environments. Fathers M. Conrad, Y. Voronetsky and Y. Bohensky tried to consider the problem of nationalism on the basis of early neo-Thomism, in particular, the doctrine of the natural law, the common good, the doctrine of the state, applying it to the problems of the contemporary society.
Smith, D. (2007). Anthony. Nationalism. Theory, Ideology, History. Warsaw.
Smith, D. (2004). Anthony. Nationalism. Theory, Ideology, History. Retrieved from http://litopys.org.ua/smith/smt.htm [Іn Ukrainian].
The Luminaire of Truth: Sources to the History of the Ukrainian Catholic Theological Academy in Lviv (1928/29-1944). (1976). In Dr. Paul S. Senitsa (Compiler). Part 2. Toronto–Chicago. [Іn Ukrainian].
Myzak, N. (2013). Activities of the Theological Scientific Society of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 1923-1939. Relihiya ta Sotsium (Religion and Society), 3-4, 109-117. [Іn Ukrainian].
Lisovyi, V. (1997). The Ideology of Nationalism. Kyiv. [Іn Ukrainian].
Konrad, M. (2003). Father Dr. Nationalism and Catholicism. Ivano-Frankivsk. [Іn Ukrainian].
Lisovyi, V. Protsenko, O. (2006). Nationalism, Nation and National State. In Nationalism. Theories of Nation and Nationalism from Johann Fichte to Ernest Gellner: Anthology. Kyiv. [Іn Ukrainian].
Lisovyi, V. (1997). We continue the discussion: nationalism and patriotism. In Culture – Ideology – Politics (pp. 336-350). Kyiv. [Іn Ukrainian].
Nacjonalizm a katolicyzm: Opinije biskupów, uczonych, polityków i publi-?ystów współczesnych. (1927). Poznań.
Woroniecki, J. (2004). O narodzie i państwie. Lublin.
Pawlak, M. (2015). Państwo i Kościół w myśli św. Tomasza z Akwinu i Marsyliusza z Padwy. Rocznik Tomistyczny, 163-189.
Św. Tomasza z Akwinu. (1999). Dzieła wybrane. Kęty.
Bocheński, J. M. (2006). Szkice o nacjonalizmie i katolicyzmie polskim. Komorów.
Smith, D. (1994). Anthony. National Identity. Kyiv. [Іn Ukrainian].
Woroniecki, J. (2013). Catholic Educational Ethics. Іn 3 vol. V. 1. Lublin.
Charakter narodowy i reliqia: zbiór tekstów. (1997). Lublin.
Konrad, M. (1934, August). Father Dr. Nationalism and Catholicism. Meta (Goal), 31, 2-3. [Іn Ukrainian].
Lisovyi, V. (2002). Nationalism. In Philosophical Encyclopedic Dictionary. Kyiv.
Konrad, M. Father Dr. (1934, August, 19). Nationalism and Catholic. Meta (Goal), 3-4. [Іn Ukrainian].
Lisovyi, V. (1997). Drahomanov and Dontsov. In Culture – Ideology – Politics (рр. 253-261). Kyiv. [Іn Ukrainian].
Father Dr. M. Konrad Catholicism and Nationalism. (1934, April, 29). Meta (Goal), 16. [Іn Ukrainian].
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.