Nathanael NEACȘU

Hierom. PhD.
Nathanael NEACȘU
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9 Aug 2018

The reality of the incarnation of the God`s Word has forever and essentially determined the world, the history and the life of the human being. Regardless of the human’s position of any place or time on this fundamental truth of the existence, the incarnated Son of God reveals Himself as a universal presence throughout history. Irrespective of the cultural, religious or confessional environment in which the human exists, the world is manifestly full of symbols and representations of the incarnated Logos of God. Therefore, Christ is both an Event and a human and divine Person, affecting the entire humanity on a historical and metahistorical basis, encompassing it in a catholic and theological manner and having a universal phenomenological impact on it.

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19 Sep 2017

History has always challenged the human person. The current challenge is that of globalism. The man cannot ignore any longer the existence of the other. One finds this „other” in increasingly diverse communitarian and social structures. In an attempt to answer these realities in a substantial manner, C. Taylor’s communitarianism and multiculturalism pursue the fundamental balance between individual and communitarian,
individual justice and social equity, difference and equality, freedom and responsibility. In order to set out a political and social framework to respond to these actualities a good number of Christian theological principles are employed. The present paper examines, consequently, this model, aiming to offer an Orthodox Christian theological answer to this modern socio-political proposition. Compelled to live in accordance to one social model or another, constrained to be a member of a communitarian society or not, expected to live in a cultural and religious mosaic or another, man must rediscover the inner spiritual balance by means of a personal and living relationship with God, and by doing so to perfect and surpass any social and political model that is meant to determine and shape his historical existence. Man must find again that he is a person on his way to the Heavens, with a vocation to making the whole world a Church.

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15 Sep 2015

This study considers the theme of the Church’s unity from the perspective of the Archimandrite Sophronius Sakharov’s theological vision. We tried to analyze, focusing on the unity of Church, which are the theological foundations, the consequences and implications of this sacred gift that God made to the world, in terms of the concrete life of the human being. We emphasize, in this way, that the hypostatic and catholic dimension of the Church is the only one that expresses in the most sublime way the divine - Trinitarian hypostatic unity as the basis of the ecclesial life. In this respect, all people are called to participate in the life of the Church because only in the Church there is the perfect existence, after the image of the Holy Trinity. The Church is one. It is founded this way precisely for unity and union, so that all may be one (Jn 17:21). The unity of the Church necessarily follows from the unity of the Godhead, since the Church is not a multitude of people in their individual isolation, but in the unity of the divine grace, living, present in the multitude of hypostatic rational creatures. The church is new life with Christ and in Christ, led by the Holy Spirit on the basis of the Trinitarian unity and catholicity. The Church is called thus to reproduce the divine Trinitarian existence into its existence, that is, to achieve in the human society the unity of various kinds of hypostases, based on the Holy Trinity’s model, and to transform the culture of the world into a culture and civilization of the spirit.

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