Ekaterina S. Elbakyan - Doctor of Philosophy, expert in the field of philosophy of religion and religious studies, member of the European Association for the Study of Religion, Professor at the Department of Sociology and Management of Social Processes of the Academy of Work and Social Relations, member of the Council of Association of the Russian Centers for Religious Studies. E.S. Elbakyan is the assistant editor of the scientific and theoretical journal "Religiovedeniye" ("Study of Religion"), senior editor of a theological cycle of "Entsyklopediya" and "Akademichesky Proekt" publishing houses. E.S. Elbakyan's scientific interests: philosophy and sociology of religion, the intellectuals and religion in Russia, issues of Freemasonry, economics and religion, Russian religious philosophy, caritative work of religious organizations, social doctrine of Christian churches, the problem a interrelation between religious studies and theology, theoretical questions of the study of religion. Author of more than 200 scientific works.