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Ореханов Г. Л. Секуляризация и постмодерн: религиозные процессы в молодежной среде в современной России и Европе и их социально-богословская рефлексия // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия I: Богословие. Философия. 2014. Вып. 6 (56). С. 101-118. DOI: 10.15382/sturI201456.101-118
The article is devoted to the burning issue of religiosity among contemporary Russian youths. Methodologically, the research is based on a comparative analysis of the religious processes among young people in Russia and Germany during the last ten years. The author maintains that the beliefs of young Russians are a refl ection of the general religious processes currently underway in Russia. At the same time, there is an obvious correlation between these processes and the ones in post-secular Europe: Russian religious landscape is actually becoming as varied as the European one. This fact is connected with the peculiarities of the «new faith», characterized as something personal and always in search, as illustrated by studies on religious symbolism in social networks. Moreover, religiosity among youths presents well-defi ned traits that German researchers have noticed long ago: the «new faith» is characterized by the absence of dogmas, the transformation of the concept of sin, and a deep mistrust for every kind of authority. At the same time individual experience acquires great, if not paramount, importance, becoming a universal criterion of truth for any phenomenon, including religious ones. This experience is described by three key options — «subculture», «patchwork religiosity » and «singularity» — which taken together form the mode of religious identity among contemporary Russian youths.
secularization, postmodernism, Russia and Germany, religiosity among youth, faith, Christianity, Orthodoxy, traditions, values

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Ореханов Ю. Л. «Patchwork-religiosität» «лоскутная религиозность»: особенности изучения явления в современном немецком контексте // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия I: Богословие. Философия. 2015. Вып. 6 (62). С. 94-112. DOI: 10.15382/sturI201562.94-112
The article is devoted to the analysis of the phenomenon of «Patchwork-Religiosität» in today’s youth, which is popular in the Western religious studies. The author believes that the «Patchwork-Religiosität» is one of the essential features of the current religious situation. There are three main aspects of the analysis: substantial, functional and discursive. In the first part of the article the author examines the comprehension of the content of the phenomenon of «Patchwork-Religiosität» in modern German theology, sociology and psychology of religion. In the second part different approaches, in which this phenomenon becomes a matter of analysis, are discussed as sociological incident, as a problem of church organizations and as a challenge to theology. As a result, the author shows that the «Patchwork-Religiosität» has become one of the most eff ective forms of resistance to the charms of the world based on material of German research. At the same time, this phenomenon is a real challenge to traditional religious communities in Germany for the past 25 years. Not only sociological approaches play a significant role in learning but also psychological approaches. The focus of this article is a review of some religious trends among young people in the context of modern German experience. It can be noted that the actual scientific topic is one of the most important tendency in the religious life of today’s young people: the presence of secularization and appearance of a particular kind of religiosity. This kind of religiosity needs unique religious experience characterized by the following three common features: a) subcultural context i.e. religious self-determination within a certain subculture; b) the singular gap i.e. a total departure from traditional notions of religion itself and Christianity in particular, and as a result, the rejection of «the faith of the fathers»; c) Lastly, «Patchwork-identity» or «Patchwork-Religiosität» is a special phenomenon in the religious life of modern European youth, characterized by the desire of the self-building their religious scale and formulate ethical principles. At the same time the material for this religious work can serve completely heterogeneous theories and practices. It appears that the «Patchwork-Religiosität» as a religious phenomenon has been knowing and studying in Europe for about 40 years, but it isn’t presented very good in the Russian historiography. This article is devoted to the detailed description of this phenomenon on the material of German research.
Religiosity, Individualization of the Religious experience, Infl uence of the Tradition, Functional Aspects of the Religion

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Orekhanov Iurii, archpriest
Ореханов Ю. Л., Лаврентьев А. В. [Review] // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия I: Богословие. Философия. 2017. Вып. 74. С. 146-151. — Rev. op.: Streib H., Keller B. Was bedeutet Spiritualität? Befunde, Analysen und Fallstudien aus Deutschland. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
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Orekhanov Georgij, archpriest
Academic Degree: Doctor of Sciences* in History;
Academic Degree: Doctor of Theology;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities, 6/1 Likhov pereulok, Moscow 127051, Russian Federation;
Post: Vice-Rector for international work;
ORCID: 0000-0002-1492-5974;
Email: georgorehanov@mail.ru. *According to ISCED 2011, a post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates.
Lavrentiev Andrey
Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Philosophy;
Place of work: St. John the Theologian's Moscow Orthodox Institute;
Post: Junior Research Fellow;
ORCID: 0000-0003-4533-8972;
Email: receiver.a@bk.ru. *According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.