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Dumitru Staniloae: An Ecumenical Ecclesiology - Ecclesiological Investigations (Paperback)
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Dumitru Staniloae: An Ecumenical Ecclesiology - Ecclesiological Investigations (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 28/03/2013
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Widely considered the most important Orthodox theologian of the twentieth century, Dumitru Staniloae (1903-1993) contributed significantly to an ecumenical understanding of these themes. Because of his isolation by the Romanian Communist regime, his work still awaits its merited reception, especially given its potential contribution towards Christian unity. In Staniloae's understanding the Church is a communion in the image of the Trinity. Because there is a continuum of grace between the Trinity and the Church, the same relationships that exist among trinitarian persons are manifested in creation in general, and the Church in particular. In this way, the Trinity fills the world and the Church, determining their mode of existence. Intratrinitarian relationships are manifested in the relationships between humankind and non-human creation, the Church and the world, local and universal aspects of the Church, clergy and the people, and among various charisms.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567319845
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm


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Bordeianu's book is an invaluable addition to the growing body of scholarship on the theology of the most important Romanian Orthodox theologian, the late Fr. Dumitru Staniloae. Through his vast knowledge of Staniloae's corpus in its original language, but also his use of eastern and western scholarship and methodologies, Bordeianu argues convincingly that Staniloae accomplished a "neo-patristic synthesis," as proposed by another Orthodox theologian, Georges Florovsky, drawing on insights from the Church Fathers to provide answers to contemporary questions. Bordeianu also demonstrates that Staniloae's theology can be used fruitfully in the ecumenical dialogue especially between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. -- Lucian Turcescu, Professor of Theology, Concordia University, Canada. One of his most recent books is Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania (2007)
In contemporary Orthodox theology, Dumitru Staniloae is one of the most profound and original Orthodox theologians, yet one of the most neglected. Radu Bordeianu offers the clearest and most thorough introduction to date of Staniloae's theology, paving the way for the appropriation of Staniloae's thought in theological discussions on Trinity, Christology, grace, theological anthropology, spirituality, eschatology and ecclesiology. Bordeianu also convincingly shows how Staniloae's understanding of the relation between the Trinity and the Church can constructively advance the ecumenical conversations on communion ecclesiology. Informative, constructive and insightful throughout, this book is a must read for all Christian theologians. -- Aristotle Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Theology and an Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Co-Founding Director, Orthodox Christian Studies Program, Fordham University, USA

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