STATE AND RELIGION: PROBLEMS OF INTERACTION

  • Zhan T. Toshchenko Russian State University for the Humanities, Russia

Abstract

The article analyzes the modern forms of relations between the state and religion: a theocracy, a state religion, confessional structure, political nondenominational state resurgent religious influence on government. Particular attention is paid to the ways and methods of solving the state-religious issues (the war between and within religious conflicts, overcoming discord in the interpretation of the canons and dogmas, flirting with clerics). The analysis is based on a broad historical context. Finally, it analyzes the reality of the interaction between religion and political power in modern Russia and the reaction of the population to these relationships.

Keywords: government, religion, forms, ways and methods of interaction of religion and government, public opinion about the state-religious relations

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Published
2016-12-27