The article examines spiritual education in the context of the specifics of the cultural and spiritual life of Russia in the XIX-th century. During this period, the structure of spiritual education was formed in provincial cities, which significantly influenced the socio-spiritual and historical practice of the provincial clergy. By the middle of the XIX-th century, the Orthodox Church, theological schools and their graduates realize their importance and significance in the cultural and historical life of the state. The change in the role of cultural processes in provincial life was mainly influenced by the liberal transformations of the 1850s-1880s, implemented within the framework of a single state policy. Particular attention in the article is paid to the democratization of society and the involvement of provincial priests in this process, it is at this time that new forms of cultural-mass activity arise, among which the image of the cultural ecclesiastical intelligentsia comes to the fore.
Keywords: education, religion, society, state, church.
Shkarubo, Sergey Nikolaevich "Spiritual Education in Russia in the XIX-th Century" Bulletin Social-Economic and Humanitarian Research, Volume 9, Number 11 P. 75 - 83. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4457834