E. Kublitskaya, I. Lutenko
TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS AND NON-TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS IN THE LIFE OF THE RUSSIAN YOUTH: SOCIO-PEDAGOGICAL ASPECTS
Elena A. Kublitskaya – PhD in Philosophy, Leading Researcher, Head of the Center for Sociology of Religion and Sociocultural Processes Institute of Social and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9685-2213, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irina V. Lutenko – Master of Sociology, Junior Researcher Center for Sociology of Religion and Sociocultural Processes Institute of Social and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6815-8977, E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract. This material analyzes the empirical indicators of a sociological research (2018) in the Moscow metropolis, which characterize the involvement of young people in religious and secularization processes. The article also discusses the importance of non-traditional religions and esoteric teachings in the life of young people. Today, the religious identity of young people is formed under the influence of modern culture and value orientations of society. Due to social changes, which are often negative in nature, there is a massive decrease in spirituality and the importance of traditional values, as a result of which new specific views on religion as a whole appear. It is typical for modern youth to perceive religion as a set of certain prescriptions adopted in their midst. Any person needs faith to achieve a particular goal in life. Disappointed and not finding help in the ideological constructions of idealism, monarchism, Marxism, traditional faiths, the individual seeks a way out of the ideological vacuum in various kinds of non-traditional religious movements, esoteric practices. The individual chooses from a huge variety of teachings those views that, in his opinion, reflect his worldview identity in relation to religion and atheism. An individual can be a carrier of several worldview positions that not only coexist, but can complement each other. It is quite natural that among the religious and non-religious population there are respondents who are interested in non-traditional religious movements and esoteric teachings.
Keywords: secularization, confessions, non-traditional religions, esoteric teachings, Church, religious organization, level of religiosity, youth groups.
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