The study of Protestant denominations in the Kiev Theological Academy in the XIX - early XX century.

Volodymyr BUREHA


The article shows that the systematic study of history and dogma of Protestant denominations began in Kyiv only after the opening the Kiev Theological Academy in 1819. The author analyzes the educational programs and lectures on accusatory theology, comparative theology and history of Western confessions by Kiev Theological Academy professors: archimandrites Antonin (Kapustin) and Augustine (Hulyanytskiy), M. Yastrebov, A. Bulgakov and V. Popov. The author reconstructs the evolution of these disciplines during XIX - early XX centuries. Special attention is paid to the ideological debates about the goals and objectives of these disciplines. The author describes the features of Charters of Theological Academies from 1808-1814, 1869, 1884 and 1910-11 in relation to the study of Protestant denominations. Also provides information on the scientific achievements of the Kiev Theological Academy professors in the study of the history and theology of Protestant confessions.


Kiev Theological Academy, Orthodox Church, Protestantism, theological education, accusatory theology, comparative theology, history of Western confessions

Copyright (c) 2016 Volodymyr Bureha


ISSN 2521-179X (Online), ISSN 2415-783X (Print)