One of the seminar’s main focuses is to examine the effects of religiosity in societies where the mechanisms of inter-generational transmission of religion were destroyed. Existing Western approaches to the sociology of religion have been developed in countries faced with a non-coercive form of secularization. However, because their methodological and theoretical tools are not fully applicable to post-Soviet Russia, the available studies in the sociology of religion are not relevant to the reality here. This seminar is an attempt to evaluate the nature and dynamics of religion’s diffusion in Russian society, and the nature of its influence on the behavior of people in different walks of life.
In 2015 research laboratory “Sociology of Religion” was established at St.Tikhon’s University. The core team of the Seminar are research fellows of the laboratory.
Research Seminar “Sociology of Religion” is functioning at the theological faculty of St.Tikhon’s Orthodox University.
Research projects are supported by PSTGU Development Foundation, Russian and international foundations, including RFH, RFBR, ISEPR.
In 2012-2013 SocRel received grant support from Institute for Public Projects and RF President’s Grant.
Methodological work within the “Orthodox Monitor” project was supported by the Cariplo Foundation in cooperation with Landau Network – Centro Volta.
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