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Prawosławie rosyjskie wobec sąsiedztwa – sąsiedzi w otoczeniu prawosławia

Znaczenia. 2012. No. 6. P. 15-21.
Translator: J. Morawiecki.

The article is devoted to the analysis of the culture of coexistence of confessional communities, their social and ideologically strategic perception in the conditions of Orthodoxy being revived as the majority religion. The corresponding cultural policies of the Orthodox-focused social environment are viewed within the context of processes aimed at revitalizing the religious life and increasing the value of the symbolical capital in post-soviet Russia. In the course of analysis the author defines several models of perception of confessional communities by the majority religion, namely: "alliance -contractual", "ignoring - neutral" and "confrontational". The Russian religious palette classified according to these models as viewed by the Orthodox church additionally reveals worldview and socio-cultural dominants, and also value preferences of contemporary Russian Orthodoxy. An attempt is made to describe the culture of perception of "alien" and complementarity in Russian Orthodoxy from the point of view of several factors: specific features of national and cultural-historical identity, traditional attitude to heterogeneous societies, liturgical tradition, dogmatic self-identification and situational social policy in the country.