Author Archive

Vol. 80/ nr. 3 (jul.-sept.)



Nicodim Munteanu: Monk, Translator, Patriarch

Rev. Adrian Murg, PhD. 


Silviu NATE, Daniel BUDA

Eastern European Geopolitics and Ecclesial Autocephaly for The Ukrainian Orthodox Church: A Hard Way for Ukraine

Nicolae V. DURĂ

Decisions of the “Holy and Great Council”, Held in Crete (Greece, June 16-26, 2016), on Marriage

Cristinel IOJA

Mistery of Christ in the Life of the Saints – Reflections on the Confession of Faith


Trinitarian and Anthropological Personalism in Father Stăniloae’s View and its Significance to the Contemporary Man

Viorel-Cristian POPA

The Apologetics of Faith. The Attitude of the Maccabees towards Hellenism


A Postponed Point of View on the Final Documents regarding Peace, Justice, Aversion of War and Discrimination, provided by the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (2016)


Emil Monţia – Hearty Transylvanian Folklorist and Carol – Picker

Daniel ALIC

Protopresbyter Ioan Oprea of Timişoara and His Contribution to the Romanian National Movement from Banat

Valentin Ionuţ MOŞOIU

The Contribution of Father Professor Ion Bria to the Development of the Romanian Missionary Theology in the 20th Century


Avva Iosif HAZZAYA, văzătorul de Dumnezeu, Scrieri duhovniceşti, Traducere, studiu introductiv şi note de Ierom. Agapie Corbu (Abba Joseph HAZZAYA, seer of God, Spiritual Writings, Translation, Introductory Study and Notes by Hieromonk Agapie Corbu), Editura Sf. Nectarie, Arad, 2019, XCV+214 pp.

(Protosyngellos Nicolae M. TANG)

Darren SARISKY (ed.), Theologies of Retrieval: An Exploration and Appraisal, Bloomsbury Publishing, Oxford, 2017, 320 pp

(Rev. Traian NOJEA)

Pr. Stéphane BIGHAM, Icoana în Tradiţia Ortodoxă (The Icon in the Orthodox Tradition), translated by Diana Preda and Cornel Apostol, Theosis Publishing House, Oradea, 2016, 251pp.

(Vasile Eugen SUCIU)

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Vol. 79/ no. 2 (apr.-june)



Theology and Communist Ideology. The Case of Father Dumitru Staniloae (1903-1993)

Rev. Cristinel IOJA,Ph.D.


Cristinel IOJA

The Concept of “Communion” in the Orthodox Dogmatics from Today. Reflection on Triadology and Ecclesiology

Valentin ILIE

The Path of Blame: An Unusual Islamic Approach on the Way to Spiritual Perfection 


Eliadian Reflections on the Spirituality of the Romanian People


Conflict and Reconciliation between Christian Churches and Jewish Communities. Discrimination and Pogroms in Europe over Centuries and the Shoah as Disastrous Zenith 


Christological Prototype and Anthropological Paradigm in Explaining the Hypostatic Union at Leontius of Byzantium and St. Cyril of Alexandria 


Monks, Bishops, and the Spiritual Guidance in Gazan Monasticism 


The Ecclesial Dimension of Communication and Communion in the Theology of Father Dumitru Stăniloae 

Adrian MURG

The Situation of St. James’ Epistle in the Early Church. Implications for Authorship and Canonicity

Cătălin VARGA

The Response of the Contemporary Orthodox World to the Ancient Church-State Biblical Model


Gianluca BELFIORE, Il processi di nullità matrimoniale nella riforma di Papa Francesco, Catania-Troina, Studio Teologico S. Paolo-Grafi ser, 2017, 188 pp.
(Constantin RUS)

Melodie H. EICHBAUER and Danica SUMMERLIN (eds.), The Use of Canon Law in Ecclesiastical Administration, 1000 – 1234, Brill, Leiden, 2018, 292 pp.
(Traian NOJEA)

Étienne RICHER, La lumnière montre les ombres. Crise d’effi cience et fondements du droit penal de l’Église. Essait d’analyse au regard du canon 1311 du CIC/1983 et de la loi supreme de la salus animarum, Toulouse, Les Presses Universitaires de l’Institut Catholique de Toulouse, 2017, 449 pp.
(Constantin RUS)
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Vol. 78/ no. 1 (ian.-mar.)




Dr. Justin Moisescu (1910-1986): A Scholar Patriarch and a Promoter of the Inter-Christian Approach

Rev. Prof. dr. Ioan Tulcan



Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Arad

The Contribution of the Parish to the Church Unity

Christine CHAILLOT

L’Eglise Assyrienne Apostolique en Irak


The Ecclesial Perspective  in the Dialogue Between  Theology and Science

Cristinel Ioja

Orthodox Dogmatics and Relevance of Re-Discovering the Holy Fathers in the Romanian Theology of the First Half of the Twentieth Century


Father Professor Sebastian Chilea. Novel Reflections on Sermon and Preacher

Teofan MADA

Blessed Augustine „of the Graces”

Vasile-Doru FER

„But When the Fullness of Time Came” (Galatians 4, 4). The Fullness of Time – the Implementation of God’s Eternal Plan  to Save the World


The Synodality of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the Modern and Contemporary  Period (from 1864 to Present)

Cosmin Santi

The Legal Status of the Church during the Union of Romanian Principalities


HE Dr. Irineu POPA, Mitropolitul Olteniei, Biserica în actualitate sau actualitatea Bisericii (The Church in the Present or the Actuality of the Church), Editura Academiei Romane, Bucuresti, 2018, 552 p.

(Rev. Cristinel IOJA)

Philip De Souza, Razboaiele medice. 499-386 i. Hr., Editura Litera, Bucuresti, 2018, 142 pp.

(Rev. Caius Claudius CUTARU)

Inbar G RAIV ER, Asceticism of the Mind: Forms of Attention and Self-Transformation in Late Antique Monasticism, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2018.

(Daniel Lemeni)
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Vol. 77/ no. 4 (oct.-dec.)



The Neoreligious Phenomenon with Oriental Background and its Influence on Christianity

Rev. Caius Cutaru, Ph.D.


Cristinel Ioja

St. Maximus the Confessor’s Mystagogy and Its Interpretative Emphasis in the Thinking of the Theologians Dumitru Staniloae and Hans Urs von Balthasar

Martin Robra

Der Ökumenische Rat der Kirchen und die Pfingstkirchen

Daniel Lemeni

Spiritual Authority and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Monasticism

Constantin Rus, Traian Nojea

Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) and his Vision of the Jurisdictional Papal Primacy

Ovidiu Panaite

From John Rawls’ Distributive Justice to Amartya Sen’s Plurality of Social Universes

Lucian Farcașiu

The Romanian Liturgical Theology in the First Half of the 20th Century in the Service of the Orthodox Church. Leading Representatives

Lucian Petroaia

THE RULE OF HOLY COMMUNION: Hymnografic Meanings, Theological Significance, Ecclesial Applications

Mihai Brie

Musiker und Patriot. Iacob Muresianu – Sequenzen der musikalischen Geschichtsschreibung und aus dem Leben einer großen Persönlichkeit

Mihaela Maria Bala

The inheritance of loan Alexandru The Hymns of Transylvania


Jose Maria Marti Sanchez, Mar Moreno Mozos (eds.), Matrimonio religioso y Derecho Español concordato, Comares, Granada, 2016,131 pp.

(Rev. Constantin Rus)

Avva Evagrie Ponticul, Monahul sau Făptuitorul (Praktikos) – o sută de capitole despre viața duhovnicească [Evagrios of Pontus, Praktikos or The Monk — One Hundred Chapters on the Spiritual Life], Introduse și comentate de schimarhimandrit Gabriel Bunge, Traducerea romanească: diac. loan I. Ică jr., Editura Deisis, Sibiu, 2016,347 pp.

(Protos. Nicolae M. Tang).

Varsanufie, Arhiepiscopul Ramnicului, Aceasta este viața veșnică. Studii de gnoseologie patristica [This is the Eternal Life. Studies in Patristic Gnosiology], Editura Praxis, Ramnicu-Valcea, 2015,164 pp.

(Rev. loan Lazăr)
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Vol. 76/ no. 3 (jul.-sept.)



Searching for the Orthodox Identity of the Biblical Studies

Re. Lect. Adrian MURG, PhD


Johannes REIMER

Im Gesprăch evangelisieren


Die „Handreichung zur Seelsorge an Sterbenden und ihren Angehorigen“ der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) und der Orthodoxen Bischofskonferenz (OBKD)

Cristinel IOJA

St. Maximus the Confessor in the Thinking of the Theologians Dumitru Stăniloae and Hans Urs von Balthasar

Ciprian STREZA

Sein und Leben in Christus – Von der mystischen Prăsenz zum Erleben der Taufgnade -eine philokalische Sichtweise

Remus Mihai FERARU

The Alexandrian Pact of Union between the Imperial Church and the Theodosian Monophysites (633 AD) – the Premise of Monoenergism

Vasile-Doru FER

“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near” (II Tim 4, 6). The Last Period of the Missionary Activity of the Apostle Paul and the Beginning of Martyrdom


Patristic Perspective of Communication and Communion. The Ontological and Dialogical Relationship between God and the Human Person

Adrian MURG

Epiphany of Christ in the Pastoral Epistles. Worship and Eschatology


André LOSSKY, Goran SEKULOVSKI (éd.), Jeûne et pratiques de repentance: dimension communautaires et liturgiques, coll. Semaines d’études liturgiques Saint-Serge 58, Münster, Aschendorff, 2015, 332 pp.

(Constantin RUS)

Darren SARISKY (ed.), Theologies of Retrieval: An Exploration and Appraisal,  Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017, 320 pp.

(Traian NOJEA)

Dimitrios TSELENGHIDIS, Grace and Freedom in The Patristic Tradition of the 14th Century, translated by Prof. Daniel PUPĂZĂ PhD, Doxologia Publishing House, Iaşi, 2015, 171pp.

(Vasile-Eugen SUCIU)

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