Ukrainian thinkers on philosophical and religious ideas of revelation and transfiguration: metodological prinsiples

  • Z. I. Timenyk Lviv polytechnic national university
Keywords: inter-religious consciousness, religious logics, revelation studies


The article has been based on legacy of Ukrainian thinkers of 1840s-1960s. The author has highlighted how the discussed ideas function in close proximity to analogous ideas. For instance, the idea of God has been reviewed from the viewpoint of human and world structure, with the idea of interaction between good-evil, light-darkness. While interpreting the topic of the article, the reasonable interdependence of principles, ratios and other constructs has been justified by researcher. A complex of such processes creates a so-called “cascade” in which elements of (inter)religious communications and multidisciplinary space become a reality through harmonized temporhythmics from various dimensions. At the same time, essential features of the revelation of nature and God on the borderline of paganism and Christianity have been distinguished in a systemic manner. Under the above-mentioned circumstances, “religious logics” demonstrates its possibilities. It is indispensable during the analysis of given ideas. When we think about the regularity of stage-by-stage transformation of the very concepts “revelation”, “transfiguration” comes to the said borderline. Big attention has been paid by the researcher to manifestations of partiality or wholeness of these notions from the standpoint of their harmony. Real functioning of “religious logics” gave ground to the introduction of such new notions as “inter-religious consciousness”, “revelation studies”. Not only their expediency have been justified. They are also used directly to elicit philosophical and religious ideas. One of the arguments in favor of these ideas is the necessity to expand terminological lexis, which is insufficient in modern studies. The introduction of new terms with the terms which were had not been used for a long time, has been combined by the author. This is, namely, the aforementioned “religious logics” as well as “divine dialectics”. Due to this combination a kind of symphony of interdependent notions has been formed: they come to function interchangeably with different rate and intensity in (inter)religious communications and interdisciplinary space, proving the existence of “divine dialectics” through their manifestations. From the standpoint of philosophical concept of historical memory, time manifestations on paganism and Christianity as two faith-recognizing systems in Ukraine assert themselves. The prospects for further development of the topic within the context of contemporary spiritual being have been justified by the author at the end of the article.


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Timenyk, Z. I. (2016). Ukrainian thinkers on philosophical and religious ideas of revelation and transfiguration: metodological prinsiples. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 19(11), 93-100.