THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Sanctity as elitism (on the example of Sergey Radonezhsky Life)

2014. №4, pp. 316-324

Karabushchenko Pavel L. - D.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20Р° Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

The history of Christianity knows on recalculation the names of those people who showed the examples of the highest sanctity and lit up in darkness as reference points for others which took a mystical way of improvement of the spirit. For a long time elitology didn't deal with a problem of a mystical selectness, considered that this business belonged to theology. But nowadays elitology researches came to this area of elite phenomenology and elitism in order that our knowledge acquired complex character, and weren't limited to the sphere of sociocultural relations. The sanctity as elitism is visible in a spiritual feat of the Reverend Sergey Radonezhsky who became the main reference point in achievement a spiritual selectness for an orthodox monkhood.

Key words: агиография, элитология, аксиология, персонализм, элита, элитность, личность, святость, грех, иерархия, творчество, духовность, иночество, hagiography, elitology, axiology, personalizm, elite, elitism, personality, sanctity, sin, hierarchy, creativity, spirituality, monkhood