現代ロシアにおける宗教的求道と「歴史」の選択 : カタコンベ正教会のネオ旧教徒たち The spiritual quest in Russia today and the selection of "history" : "Neo" old believers of the Catacomb Orthodox Church

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本稿は、現代ロシアにおける宗教的求道の特徴について、歴史観との関係から論じるものである。ソ連崩壊後のロシアにおいて、ナショナリズムはしばしば正教ナショナリズムの形を取って現れる。しかしロシア正教会は実は一枚岩ではない。歴史的状況との関連の中で、教団類型論におけるチャーチ的な教会(モスクワ総主教を長とする)の他に、旧教、カタコンベなどと呼ばれるセクトが現れたからである。本稿では、求道の過程で幾度も所属教会を変えていった正教徒夫妻のライフヒストリーを事例として取り上げ、その求道がまさに「真のロシア史」への探求だったことを示す。彼らにとって何が「真の歴史」かという問題は、どこに「真の聖性」があるのかという問題と切り離せない。新たな宗派との出会いを通じてロシア史をめぐる問題の新たな局面が開ける度に、彼らは自らが正しいと信じる「歴史」を選択していったのである。

This paper argues the unique role of the spiritual quest in Russia today based on the biographical account of a certain married couple and their place in historical perspective. Both husband and wife are Russian Orthodox Christians. For seventy years, Russia had been under the power of the Soviet Union, which advocated atheism. Today, however, being a Russian still has a strong tie with being an Orthodox Christian. Russian nationalism often appears in the form of Orthodox Church nationalism. Nonetheless, the Russian Orthodox Church is, as a matter of fact, not monolithic. Typically, churches are headed by the Patriarch in Moscow. However, in addition to these churches, some other types of churches appeared, including old believers' sects and Catacomb sects, due to their connection with historical circumstances. The couple in this case spent their childhood during the Soviet era, and led lives which had no particularly strong connections with faith. After reaching adulthood, however, they started their spiritual quest. Today, they are old believers, who, having come a long way in their journey of faith, belong to an Orthodox Church which calls itself "Catacomb." The interview with the couple made it clear that their encounter with the new sect has opened new dimensions of Russian history to them, allowing them the chance to select the right "history" according to their judgment. For this husband and wife, living with faith means leading their daily lives in accordance with their historical perspective, in other words, the "authentic history," which is deeply connected with the "authentic sacrament." Their spiritual quest has actually been their quest for "the authentic Russian history." Some studies on new religions based on cases in Japan today point out that their quest style is quite personal. By contrast, the style of spiritual quest notable in Russia today is characterized by a vision of national history and an inseparable ethnic group. At first, they create the big "history," that is to say, the history of the country or the ethnic group. Afterwards, they locate themselves in the flow, and then seek to "go back" to the right lifestyle as Russians.

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  • 宗教と社会

    宗教と社会 (14), 45-68, 2008-06-14

    「宗教と社会」学会

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    110007652982
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AN10589215
  • 本文言語コード
    JPN
  • ISSN
    13424726
  • NDL 記事登録ID
    9573686
  • NDL 雑誌分類
    ZH6(哲学・宗教--宗教)
  • NDL 請求記号
    Z9-B145
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    NDL  NII-ELS 
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