Religious-church measurement of ukrainian national and cultural revival of 1917–1921: conceptualization of narration of contemporary historiography

Keywords: Ukrainian national-democratic revolution of 1917–1921, national and cultural revival, historiography, religion, church, «national church», church history, religious policy, state-church relations, religious revival

Abstract

The article researches the state of modern historical research on the topic of Ukrainian church and religious life during 1917-1921. It has been proved that historians came to the conclusion that the religious motivation of the Ukrainian national and cultural revival, which was formed in the second part of the XIXth century, was a significant component of the national and democratic revolution at the beginning of the XXth century, and the need to solve a problem of the «national church» caused the interest of all state institutions of that time (Ukrainian Central Rada, Ukrainian State Pavlo Skoropadskyi, Directoria of the UPR) to the process of church and religious formation.It is established that peculiarity of the historiographical discourse of the given problem is in its anthology and synthetical character, dimensions and methodology. Based on the analysis of the thematic portfolio of historians, three groups of studies have been identified, which suggest the solution of the problems of the religious and church dimension of the Ukrainian national and cultural revival of 1917–1921.The first group unites scientific studios, which synthetically consider the content of the Ukrainian church-religious history of 1917–1921. This is, first of all, the three-volume project «Church in the Ukrainian State of 1917-1920», whose authors described the way of church revival in time of Central Rada, Hetman Pavlo Skoropadskyi (V. Ulyanovskyi) and the Directoria of the UPR (B. Andrusyshyn).The content of religious policy of that time state institutions was also studied by V. Hanzulenko, M. Goryacha, B. Gudziak, A. Turii, A. Kolodnyi, A. Ignatush, and others. It was discovered that scientists devoted considerable attention to the nature of the national renaissance in the Church, to the illumination of the Ministry of theosophy, to the analysis of the work of All-Ukrainian Orthodox Church, to the study of the content of the «Law on Supreme Power in the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Peacemaking Church», to the characteristics of the All-Ukrainian Church Cathedral activity and the formation of the UAOC, to the establishment of the motives of the struggle between the Patriarchate (ROC) and the Ukrainian (autocephalous) churches.The second group combines scientific works devoted to highlighting the contemporary state and church relations. This is the study of such scientists as L. Babenko, V. Yelenskyi, A. Kyrydon, V. Paschenko, O. Sagan, V. Filipovych, P. Yarotskyi and others. The researchers study the different areas of interaction between church and state, in particular legal, institutional and moral value (A. Kyrydon). The third group consists of the studies in which scientists analyze the contribution of contemporary religious leaders (V. Lypkivskyi, A. Khrapovytskyi, O. Lototskyi, I. Ogienko) to the construction of the national church, the spiritual and religious revival of Ukraine. These are the works of L. Kondratyk, V. Shvedkyi, O. Dudko and others.Particular attention is drawn to the analysis of contemporary historians of the church and religious factor in the contemporary social and political processes of the national and democratic revolution. It has been proved that in the contemporary historiographical narration the idea that the representation of the church and religious issue in the Ukrainian state-building processes of 1917–1921 played a significant role in the development of the concept of «national church» and the spiritual and cultural revival of Ukrainian national identity.

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Published
2018-08-17
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Semerhei, N. V. (2018). Religious-church measurement of ukrainian national and cultural revival of 1917–1921: conceptualization of narration of contemporary historiography. Grani, 21(7), 63-69. https://doi.org/10.15421/171895
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