The given study focuses on the analysis of specific mental socio-semiological phenomenon of conflict of different types of identities within the same social subject (individual, social group, ethnic group). Studying the identity, a scientist faces a whole complex of the latter. They have different effects on the formation and development of religious worldview. These identities can be defined as primary and secondary ones. Primary identities are ethnic, social; secondary socio-cultural and religious. The basis for the formation and development of the social process of Ukrainian autocephaly is the cognitive process of the conflict of ethnic, religious and religious identities. Hyperbolization of ethnic identity leads to the formation of a special phenomenon of “rural” Orthodox identity. The latter is characterized by a reduction of philosophical and theological meanings and an increase in the semantic potentials of ideological, political and mythological discourse. Rural folklore discourse makes it possible to determine the confessional identity of socio-psychological qualities of the ethnic Ukrainian mentality. The dichotomy of the Ukrainian mentality, the presence in it of Western Ukrainian and Eastern Ukrainian cognitive mental units leads to the structuring of specific “centaur ideas” (the term belongs to Zh.T. Toshchenko), which complicate the cognitive conflict of identities and becomes the basis for the development of regional traditionalism, politicization of identities, which leads to the aggravation of socio-cultural and mental conflicts and contradictions and serves as the basis of the archaization of Ukrainian society. The basic discourses serving Ukrainian autocephaly are political, ideological and mythological ones.
Keywords: ethnic, confessional, religious identity, religious identities, types of religious discourse, centaur ideas, archaization of society
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