Keywords: education education in post-USSR theology

KMT 2018 nr 1 Download PDF

The Condition of Theological Education in Ukraine

Cite: , Stan edukacji teologicznej na Ukrainie, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2018( 32) nr 1, s. 192-221.

DOI: 10.21697/kmt.32.12

The article describes the main stages of development of theological education in Ukraine. Author describes the context of political and legislative actions of the authorities in the matter of awarding scientific degrees of the bachelor, master (magister) and doctor in the field of theological studies. The article presents the process and legal regulations related to theological education at all universities of Ukraine. The author points to numerous problems related to the development of theological education in Ukraine. The first is the separation of religious and secular institutions and the search for models of cooperation and interaction with theological education. It is important that the confessional and secular theological programs do not duplicate each other. The second problem is the need to compensate for the loss due to the absence of theological education that took place during the communist past of Ukraine. The author indicates the need for active theological research in the Ukrainian language and the preparation and publication of textbooks in basic theological disciplines. Also, the need to amplify works on the translation of classical theology and leading contemporary theological research into Ukrainian as well as address problems related to scientific journals in the field of theology (the number at the present time is insufficient). In the conclusions, the author states the need to integrate Ukrainian theological education with theological education in Europe and worldwide since its current level is insufficient; for this purpose, more active participation in international educational projects in the field of theology is needed, along with publications in leading foreign theological books, magazines and periodicals.

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Vitaliy Khromets

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