Ideological and semantic objectification of post-secular reality and Christian reaction to its religious and political processes
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post-secularism, ecumenism, Catholicism, Christianity, desecularism, religious policy

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Kvik, A. (2020). Ideological and semantic objectification of post-secular reality and Christian reaction to its religious and political processes. Multiversum. Philosophical Almanac, 2(2), 119-134.


The article analyzes the main elements of the modern theoretical concept of post-secularity in the context of comparative analysis with the main provisions of the theory of secularity, compares and analyzes different interpretations and different theoretical and methodological approaches to defining post-secular society. A retrospective analysis of the causes and process of formation of the postsecular paradigm in the conditions of observation of the inability to fully implement the principles of secularism is carried out. The correlation between post-secular reality and convergent processes as a reaction to socio-cultural transformations of society is revealed. The role of the ecumenical concept as one of the main elements of the convergent processes of society as a response to the spread of secular ideology and socio-cultural transformations of society is clarified. The complex comparative analysis and reflexive, critical views on sekulyarnist and plurality of interpretations outlined the use of the term "postsekulyarnist" in modern philosophical and religious studies plane. The concept of post-secularism does not aim to deny the existence of modern secular societies, or that they all totally move towards desecularization, but to demonstrate that the main directions of the secular paradigm remain often unrealized. Instead, religion is not seen as a relic of the past, but in the public sphere it is given a legitimate role, which can still remain the subject of debate. However, such tolerance should exclude the slightest suspicion of its possible repressive nature, when adherents of both religiosity and secularism recognize one after another the right to their own beliefs, the practice or non-practice of rituals. Evidence of post-secular ideological disposition is open Christian communities to adopt and implement in reality ecumenical concepts as well as their focus on directives post-secular philosophy and theology, intended to overcome destrukturyzatsiyu caused by secular processes in the political and cultural spheres of secular society and inner life of the Christian denominations.
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