ISSN 1829-4618

THE NATIONAL IDEOLOGY OF MAGHAKIA ORMANYAN

By: Lilit Sarvazyan, Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of NAS RA

At the core of the national ideology of prominent Armenian theologian, philosopher, jurist, diplomat, educator Maghakia Ormanyan (1841-1918) are his historical-philosophical, political, ecclesiastical, constitutional-legal concepts, which are reflected in the works of great thinker. The scientific outlook, national thinking, as well as political, civic, and religious orientations of Ormanyan gain meaning by his liberal-minded conservatism. For this reason, he has been praised as a liberal and progressive revolutionary or criticized as a traditionalist conservative and anti-revolutionary. The ambiguity of this assessment is compounded by Ormanyan's national ideology, the key of which is the Armenian-Homeland relationship, with their unbreakable unity and the idea of the nation's political self-determination.

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