The Influence of Religious Values on the Development and Functioning of Economic Institutions


  • Konstantin Victorovich Vodenko
  • Svetlana Alexandrovna Tikhonovskova


The article devoted to the analysis of interaction and interference of socio-economic institutes and Christianity. In the article is considered historical and sociological tradition of learning religion and economy (M. Weber and others). Based on works of Russian speculators (N.A. Berdyaev, S.N. Bulgakov, V.I. Ilyin, V.C. Soloviev and others) are considered problems of labor, property, assignment, specificity of economic activities in the light of the official doctrines of the Christian churches. Concludes that the introduction of the Christian principles of management dictated by the course of the global development of a modern economy. Moreover, then the artificial nature created by the person becomes for the Universe a foreign matter and as the foreign matter is eliminated together with his local creators. To leave this deadly position, S. N. Bulgakov writes, the humanity should realize, at last, that the world is dual: it is spiritual and material at the same time. Production, as well as all the activity, society has to merge both with spiritual, and with material structure and evolution of the world.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s4p45


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Vodenko, K. V., & Tikhonovskova, S. A. (2015). The Influence of Religious Values on the Development and Functioning of Economic Institutions. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6(3 S4), 45. Retrieved from

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