The head of the WAC invited to conduct in Russia an international conference of theologians

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The head of the Higher attestation Commission Vladimir Filippov suggested to hold in Russia the international conference of theology for the exchange of experience with countries where its study has a long history.

«We definitely need to hold an international conference with the participation of our colleagues. The challenge facing us is multi-religious,» said Filippov, speaking at the first scientific conference «Theology in the educational space.»

He explained that, particularly in Germany and France faculties of theology have existed for several centuries. «In theology it is important to study the experience of other countries,» — said Filippov.

The head of the HAC also noted that the study of theology is secular in nature, and the subject of theologians is accumulated religious experience, culture, intellectual and spiritual wealth.

Earlier, the Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva reported that the Ministry of justice signed a decree on the recognition of Russian scientific degrees in theology. The Minister also stated the need to strengthen Russia’s departments of theology.

The first Russian dissertation on the theology have defended in Moscow, the author — Archpriest Paul Hondzinsky. Theology recognized as an academic discipline by the Higher attestation Commission (HAC) in 2015. In 2016, made possible the protection of works on the subject, when was the dissertation and expert advice.