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Tovbin, K. M. Ontological Definition of Traditional Spirituality

Published in journal "Philosophy and Culture", 2014-2 in rubric "Philosophy of religion", pages 239-251.

Resume: The article is devoted to the main parameters of traditional spirituality in opposition to post-traditional (modernistic and post-modernistic) spirituality. Methods used by the author in his research are based on theological principles of the Traditional School. From this point of view, the author compares the term ‘tradition’ to the term ‘religion’ and formulates the conditional definition of ‘traditional religion’ as well as describes the main features of traditional religion from the point of view of ontology.

Keywords: philosophy, tradition, religion, desacralization, Post-Modernism, sacred, succession, ritual, transcendence, initiation.

DOI: 10.7256/1999-2793.2014.2.8007

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