• Sergey D. Lebedev National Research University, Belgorod State University, Russia


The article is devoted to the theoretical analysis of the socio-political bases of development of confessionaly focused education practice in post-Soviet Russia. The specifics of the corresponding educational innovation in its comparison with secular theological and confessional education are revealed. The author proves the consistency of prior development of confessionaly (orthodox) focused approach to an educational reflection on religion with a positional correlation of three main strategic subjects of Russian education: states, Russian Orthodox Church and public.

Keywords: education, religious culture, reflection, secular culture, tradition


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