Sutorius Konstantin Vladimirovich, PhD, lector, Institute of Foreign Languages (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), email@example.com
Sutorius K. V. Manuscripts of theological lectures by Sylvester Kulabka in the Kyiv-Mohila academy 1739–1745, Religiya. Tserkov’. Obshchestvo. Issledovaniya i publikatsii po teologii i religii [Religion. Church. Society: Research and publications in the field of theology and religious studies], Saint-Petersburg, 2014, vol. 3, pp. 337–340.
Sylvester Kulabka taught theology in the Kyiv-Mohyla academy from 1739/40 to 1744/5. His lectures aren’t yet published as almost all other theological courses which were taught there. Kulabka`s lectures are found in manuscripts, which are stored in libraries, archives and museums in the Ukraine and Russia. Description of all known manuscripts, which contain lectures, may be the first step on the way to prepare the publication of Kulabka`s lectures. Kulabka taught theology for six years, and lectures of these years are witnessed differently in known manuscripts. We found in St. Petersburg 6 manuscripts, 4 in Kyiv, 2 in Moscow, 1 in Kazan and 1 in Tver 1. Lectures of 1739/40 are contained in 4 manuscripts, of 1740/1 in 5, of 1741/2, 1742/3 and 1743/4 in 6, of 1744/5 only in 2. Two of these manuscripts have a handwriting, which looks very similar to that of Kulabka. Comparing information from manuscripts with other sources on the history of Kyiv academy we can see that most part of these manuscripts had been written by students of Kulabka. There are reasons to distinguish between manuscripts and records of lectures, because one manuscript (one binding) can contain parts of various records, which were taken by various students, and one record made by the same student can be contained in various manuscripts (bindings). Thus we can sort out 13 records. Lectures of 1743–1735 were entitled Theologicae scientiae summa and they are considered usually as a separate course, but both contents of these lectures and theological courses which were taught before and after Kulabka`s lectures, signify that lectures of 1743–1735 make up the second part of quadrennial course, which began in 1741/2.
Key words: Kiev-Mohyla Academy, theology, Silvester Kulabko, manuscripts