On Certain Types Of Crisis (Of Criteria) In The Serbian Orthodox Church Or On The (Non)-Observance Of The New Testament Parables Cover Image

О појединим облицима кризе (критеријума) у Српској православној цркви или о (не)поштовању новозаветних парабола
On Certain Types Of Crisis (Of Criteria) In The Serbian Orthodox Church Or On The (Non)-Observance Of The New Testament Parables

Author(s): Zoran M. Jovanović, Jasmina Petrović
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: crisis; Serbia; Serbian Orthodox Church (the Orthodox Church in Serbia); Serbian people; selective history; abuse of heritage

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with the many-faced crisis in the Orthodox Church in Serbia, visible in almost all aspects of its contemporary existence. Among the examples are those that point to the existence of the crisisof criteria, the crisis of consistency, the crisis of the sacred, the crisis of indiscriminate interpretation of history and its heritage, the crisis of "feeling for others", and the crisis of the sense of "the spirit of the times" and "the spirit of place". The paper also features the possible reasons why the professional community, primarily in the field of sociology, psychology, and (art) history, did not adequately deal with the aforementioned issues, with the view that this endeavour requires deep elaboration, as well as courage and objectivity, including the willingness to interpret all sides of history,ancient and modern, regardless of whether it is (predominantly) "light" or "dark".

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 241-261
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Serbian