Anthropomorphiс formidentinents-markers of significative field of catholic ethnoreligious space

  • V. I. Kryachko Institute for sociology, psychology and social communications of the National pedagogical Dragomanov university
Keywords: anthropomorphism, ethnicity, ethno­religious space, identinent, Catholicism, marker, space, significative field, symbol, system


The paper deals with an attempt to explicate the anthropomorphic formidentinents­markers of the significative field of Catholic ethnoreligious space on the basis of developed by the author model of the structure of significative field of Catholicism as the exposed system ща religious, cultural, ethnic, social and other markers, which is consisted of the following basic significative structural subsystems: 1) anthropomorphic significative subsystem, which includes human­similar (manlike) and personificated symbolic constructions, monuments and architectural ensembles, as well as symbols of human body parts, their combinations and signals; 2) zoomorphic significative subsystem, which includes animal­similar significative constructions and signs of their separate bodyparts, as well as symbols of their lifeproducts; 3) vegetomorphic significative subsystem, which includes plant­similar significative elements and food products; 4) geomorphic significative subsystem; 5) geometric significative subsystem; 6) astral significative subsystem; 7) coloristic significative subsystem; 8) topos­instalative significative subsystem; 9) objective­instrumental significative subsystem; 10) architectural exterior­interior significative subsystem; 11) abstractive significative subsystem; 12) actional significative subsystem. Anthropomorphic significative subsystem with its formidentinents­markers of the significative field of Catholic ethnoreligious space includes visualized in space anthropomorphic and personificated symbolic constructions and formelements, that are explicated via objective­material patterns: paintings, architecture, etc., and are often linked with various religious and ethnic symbolic systems. The urgency of the study of this problem is related to the increasing scientific interest of scientists in the study of the ethno-religious space of various parts of the world in the context of ecumenism and the growing intentions of various religious subjects (representatives of various religious systems) in relation to the design of models for the establishment of interreligious, interethnic, interconfessional, intercultural dialogues . The study of the subjects of the anthropomorphic (personified) forms of the syntivistic field of the Catholic ethno-religious space can promote, as we believe, the development of intercultural evolution technologies (in particular, based on the theory of evacuation by Polish professor Jagiellonian University Leshek Korporovich and its other researchers) in order to improve the quality of social and educational programs for various religious and ethnic subjects, communities and systems. Consequently, the relevance of the chosen theme of the article follows from the problem that has developed in this area of research, namely: the contradiction between the presence of a plurality of sources devoted to the theoretical foundations of Catholicism and the small representation of integral theoretical works on the ethnosociology of religion, devoted to the study of the anthropomorphic form-adjectives-markers of the syntactic field of the Catholic ethnoreligic space in the context of ecumenism.


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How to Cite
Kryachko, V. I. (2014). Anthropomorphiс formidentinents-markers of significative field of catholic ethnoreligious space. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 18(1), 87-94.