Christian Roots of Ukrainian culture

Stefan Kozak, PhD, DSc, emeritus ProfTit
University of Warsaw (Poland)

Volume 2/2015

Publication type: research article

Pages: 17-26

Publication language: Polish


The article by Stefan Kozak is devoted to the beginnings of the rooting of Christianity within culture of Kievan Rus. This early stage was very important for the subject of the article and makes the starting point for tracing its continuity in the next historical and cultural epochs. In a concise way the author presents the most important old-Russian Christian roots of Ukrainian culture, including the sources essential to the shaping of tradition of Christianitas in Ukraine, while a component of its success was the very development of culture itself. The author emphasizes the fact that through the centuries the Ecclesia semper reformanda set directions for the development of literature, culture and arts.

Key words: Kievan Rus, Christianitas in Ukraine