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Author(s): Vasyl Balukh, Petro Kraliuk & Mykola Shkribliak

To cite this article: Balukh, V., Kraliuk, P., Shkribliak, M. (2022. Christian Centrism in the Context of the Postmodern Paradigm of Philosophy Education and Value Strategies for Education of Student Youth, Education and Upbringing of Youth in New Realities: Perspectives and Challenges, Youth Voice Journal Vol. IV, pp. 7-16. ISBN (ONLINE): 978-1-911634-60-7



Purpose: There is a theological and socio-philosophical understanding of the ideological and theoretical influence of the postmodern paradigm on the formation of modern models of student’s youth education. Taking into account the theoretical and praxeological achievements of the postmodern paradigm of thinking and its comprehensive influence on almost all spheres of human social existence actualized the need for theological justification of moral and educational, epistemological and cultural potential of Christian didactics, the formation of the fundamental groundings of patristics and its historical role. In modern reality of education challenges such norms are important for implementation and practice.

Methodology: The leading research method is the method of theoretical generalization of the dominant trends in the teaching and education of modern student youth. A set of scientific-theological, historical-pedagogical and general scientific methods was also used. Methods of classification, comparison and comparison of data. The discourse is based on a synergetic approach to the study of Christiancentrism as an axiological platform of education and upbringing, and therefore the conceptualization of the main generalizing provisions of the article is based on the results of wide involvement and thorough analysis of both theological and philosophical works.

The advantages of the chosen research methods and the chosen approach to the study of the problem allow to better understand the weaknesses of the modern model of education and upbringing and identify key aspects, methods and practices of the strengths of education with an emphasis on Christian worldview.

Findings: Christian education and upbringing are necessary for modern youth who study at school or university, but by the nature, they both should be intellectually oriented towards computer technologies and modern information transmission systems in order to create better conditions for a spiritual search of students that would rise above these external priorities if they would be stronger and more responsible to their calling and chosen profession. After all, only a spiritually mature person with his knowledge and skills will be able to influence the world around him, thereby growing and reviving others into a new quality of the modern community, where God and his native country are not just a slogan, but the meaning of life.

Originality: Comprehension of the novelty of the article comes down to the articulation of the content of Christian pedagogy, which consists in concretizing the essence of Christian values and ideals. Justification of Christianocentrism in pedagogy aims to destroy Protagoras’ false idea of man as the measure of all things (which was enormously transformed during the Renaissance).

This paradigm creates the prospects that any sin if it does not harm another, is proclaimed the norm, that is, something like evidence of a high civilizational maturity of a democratic and legal society.

Keywords: student’s youth, education, upbringing, didactics, philosophy of education, Christian pedagogy, christianocentrism, protestant ethics, post-secular paradigm

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