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Icoana Credinței
Academic Journal Academic Journal | 30/06/2015 Please log in to see more details
Icoana Credinței
30/06/2015

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Icoana Credinței
Icoana Credinței
30/06/2015

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NATURA - FORMĂ A SACRULUI, ICOANĂ, SIMBOL.
ANDONI, Dacian
Academic Journal Academic Journal | REVART: Specialized Review of Theory & Critique of Arts. 2013, Issue 16, p18-21. 4p. Please log in to see more details

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The Hindu view on facts (Karman) as reflected in Bhagavad Gītā and Upanishads and their role in Christianity
PhD. Alexandru-Corneliu ARION
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5, Pp 38-51 (2017) Please log in to see more details
Out of the four fundamental concepts or pillars of Indian religious thinking the prese... more
The Hindu view on facts (Karman) as reflected in Bhagavad Gītā and Upanishads and their role in Christianity
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5, Pp 38-51 (2017)
Out of the four fundamental concepts or pillars of Indian religious thinking the present paper aims at disclosing the meaning and significance of the law of universal causality that binds man and cosmos, and condemns the former to an indefinite transmigration, i.e. the law of karma. This pan-Indian term will be underlined as it is reflected in the most important Upanishads and in Bhagavad Gītā, the gospel of Hindu spirituality. On the final part a parallel – between this concept and the teaching about the role of facts in the process of salvation according to the Orthodox Christian theology – will be drawn. In short, karma is a sort of law of causality that makes any action committed by individual leaving behind it a kind of force that causes the joys and sorrows of life, as the action was good or bad. According to Orthodox Church’s teaching good deeds is, along with faith and grace the subjective conditions of salvation, i.e. personal appropriation by every man of the objective redemption brought about by Jesus Christ, the God-man. This appropriation called salvation or sanctification is not simply a gift from God, but a permanent action that lasts throughout human life. If the law of karma acts implacably and independently to the will of man, stamping a fatalist character to life and undermining the human freedom, in Orthodoxy, however, man is not alone, but permanently assisted by the divine grace. But grace does not work irresistibly; it respects human freedom, so the facts present an obvious synergetic character. Therefore, between the Christian teaching on facts and the philosophy of the act, as it emerges from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gītā is an abysmal distance that comes to differentiate these two religions on this level as well.

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Karman - transmigration Bhagavad Gītā - Upanishads - acts - Brahman - atman - Hinduism - Christianity - God - grace - salvation - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Man – icon of divine beauty
PhD. Florea ŞTEFAN
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3, Iss 5, Pp 26-37 (2017) Please log in to see more details
The concept of beauty has theological grounds, because man himself is considered image... more
Man – icon of divine beauty
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3, Iss 5, Pp 26-37 (2017)
The concept of beauty has theological grounds, because man himself is considered image of God’s Son. The Orthodoxy practiced since the beginnings to the contemporary times an all-inclusive spirituality: the spiritual beauty of the spiritualized person can be seen in the way of living, manifesting itself fully from physical beauty to the beauty of the inter-human relations, of the relation mancreation and of the relation man-Divinity

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God - creation - beauty - relation - world - perfection - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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John Chrysostom’s Catechesis on Baptism in context of the late Fourth-Century Mystagogies
PhD. Pablo ARGÁRATE
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3, Iss 5, Pp 19-25 (2017) Please log in to see more details
In the use of the united Church from the late forth century was developed the catechu... more
John Chrysostom’s Catechesis on Baptism in context of the late Fourth-Century Mystagogies
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3, Iss 5, Pp 19-25 (2017)
In the use of the united Church from the late forth century was developed the catechumenate, meaning a long and profound preparation for Christian Initiation, usually received in the Easter Vigil. However, candidates would receive explanation of the rites only after they were performed, namely during the Easter week. This practice was based on the so-called mystagogical method, the conviction that rites speak by themselves in a powerful manner. The Catechesis of Jerusalem (of Cyril or John, his successor), the Catechetical Homilies of Theodore of Mopsuestia along with the Baptismal Homilies of John Chrysostom in the East, but also both treatises (De mysteriis and De sacramentis) of Ambrose of Milan witness with different nuances to the mystagogical approach, namely the introduction into the mysteries and the Mystery itself by means of ritual actions. In the present study, I will focus on John Chrysostom’s Baptismal Homilies, underlining some aspects: their timely framework, their connection with other similar texts and the general structure of the preparation for the Christian Initiation.

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Saint John Chrysostom - catechumenate - mystagogical method - catechesis - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Man’s responsibility. Decency or libertinism?
PhD. Florea ŞTEFAN
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 82-90 (2017) Please log in to see more details
The Christian teaching shows that man has been created “in God’s image” in order to at... more
Man’s responsibility. Decency or libertinism?
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 82-90 (2017)
The Christian teaching shows that man has been created “in God’s image” in order to attain “God’s likeness”. “The image” means: intellect, will, affectiveness, love, liberty, responsibility, conscience. We cannot talk about true freedom if we do not take into account responsibility as well, namely the obligation of a person to acknowledge himself as free and aware author of his own actions and to take upon himself the consequences and results of what he does.

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Christianity - liberty - responsibility - moral imputation - salvation - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Healing the body between medical practice and Christian moral theology
PhD. Leontin POPESCU
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 69-81 (2017) Please log in to see more details
The medical world has nowadays become an interesting place of interdisciplinarity, a p... more
Healing the body between medical practice and Christian moral theology
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 69-81 (2017)
The medical world has nowadays become an interesting place of interdisciplinarity, a place where natural, humanist, religious sciences, with their corresponding personalities, come together; they are dedicated to helping the ill / the suffering. The greatest challenge, from this point of view, is precisely the capability of integrating various components so as to provide the patient with the best assistance. However, contemporariness shows us that the development of medical means in a sole naturalist direction has led to objectifying disease which becomes itself a reality, independent, looked upon from an exclusively biological perspective, without the spiritual and moral connections of the person experiencing illness and suffering. This resulted in depriving the ill person of his disease, many physicians treating not the person who is ill, but the specific illness or organ.

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physician - patient - ll person - moral - suffering - pain - person - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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The idea of Santa Claus in terms of Cognitive Sciences. Cultural persistence and interference with the Christian Religion
PhD. Paul SCARLAT
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 91-100 (2017) Please log in to see more details
The idea of Santa Claus is a universal one, which has been carried on for generations ... more
The idea of Santa Claus in terms of Cognitive Sciences. Cultural persistence and interference with the Christian Religion
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 91-100 (2017)
The idea of Santa Claus is a universal one, which has been carried on for generations despite many obstacles. Although related to fantasy and imagination, he belongs to all cultures and for children he maintains a real presence. Cognitive Science examines the idea of this mysterious individual and brings clarification to his existence in society. Because this “superhero” plays a part in society, he needs a mental structure that can be imagined, a particular and specific cognitive structure. The study identifies the cognitive mechanisms by which the idea of Santa Claus is generated. The history of Santa has interfered with religion since ancient times. He is sometimes confused with religious figures. Cognitive Sciences as applied to religion seem to confirm the universality of religious beliefs and a certain similarity between the idea of Santa Claus and that of holy persons, such as St. Nicholas. However, there are opinions within this field of research that differentiate between the two areas: fantastic and religious.

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Cognitive Science - Santa Claus - St. Nicholas - mind - deas - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Kuhnian Correspondences in Contemporary Doctrinal Development Literature
PhD. Edwin El-Mahassni
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 107 -121 (2017) Please log in to see more details
Over the last few decades, there has been a plethora of literature that has analyzed a... more
Kuhnian Correspondences in Contemporary Doctrinal Development Literature
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 107 -121 (2017)
Over the last few decades, there has been a plethora of literature that has analyzed and discussed the development of doctrine with much of it challenging the theories of Vincent and Newman. Some of the disagreements are not whether tradition should be a criterion or a factor, but rather to what extent it should be so. Coincidentally, just over fifty years ago, Thomas Kuhn, a philosopher of science challenged the traditional view through which science progresses. Opposing Karl Popper’s assertions that science is completely objective, Kuhn believed that although it may follow long periods of stability and steady growth, occasionally there would be watershed moments which would completely revolutionize a particular field leading to a revaluation of long-established idea with not every reason attributed for these revolutions being neither rational nor scientific. Further, there has also been growing awareness in the literature of doctrinal development on factors which influence this progress in Christian teachings. In this paper, the aim is to understand the way some key aspects of Kuhn’s work intersect with some of the contemporary theories in the development of Christian doctrine.

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Kuhnian Correspondences - Contemporary Doctrinal - Literature - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Religious education for the young: a stability factor in the contemporary society
PhD. Marin BUGIULESCU
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 59 -68 (2017) Please log in to see more details
Education is one of the principal activities supposing in a general manner the process... more
Religious education for the young: a stability factor in the contemporary society
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 59 -68 (2017)
Education is one of the principal activities supposing in a general manner the process of care for the good training of man. But Christian religious education is actually a meeting of man with Jesus Christ, the supreme Teacher, which is why it has a special character going beyond the rigid scholastic framework and involving the space of the Church. Family, School, Church and society are the main factors, but also along with the environment, where the education and training process of the young begin. Sure, what must be noted is the fact that religious education is a continual process by means of which man covers the road from person to personality, from imperfection to holiness.

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religious education - Christ - family - school - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Approach of Absolute being. Philosophical, Theological and Psychological viewpoin
Spyridon K. TSITSIGKOS
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3, Iss 5, Pp 5 -18 (2017) Please log in to see more details
In this poly-prismatic short study is examined historically and totally the diachronic... more
Approach of Absolute being. Philosophical, Theological and Psychological viewpoin
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3, Iss 5, Pp 5 -18 (2017)
In this poly-prismatic short study is examined historically and totally the diachronic attempts of an approach of “Absolute being” from the side of thinking man. More specifically it is searched philosophical and theological doubting and seeking for the existence of “Absolute being,” as for the – conscious or unconscious – its influences above in human mentality. Also, it is discussed generally if firstly is feasible any approach of „Absolute being” by man. Moreover, the various philosophicaltheological and religious-psychological ways of approach of „Absolute being” are recorded as also and how this “approach” is meant. Finally, it is reported the theological perpetual process of approach of “Absolute being” as the profound reasons of this „approach”.

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Absolute being - thinking - relation - world - perfection - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Priesthood and ecclesiology
PhD. Mihai Sebastian STOIAN
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 52-58 (2017) Please log in to see more details
Reason for being, the significance of the ecclesial ordained ministry, cannot be under... more
Priesthood and ecclesiology
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3 , Iss 5 , Pp 52-58 (2017)
Reason for being, the significance of the ecclesial ordained ministry, cannot be understood but starting from the Church itself and from the dependency link, from the charismatic-historical life and present at the same time - of Christ who constituted and defined. Starting from this link of the Church with Christ, which is the Body link with His Head through which pours the Spirit life in the whole body, we understand why it exists and must be this ordained, original, «main» or «fundamental» ministry. Starting from here, can be understood, to what extent it is absolutely necessary for preserving the Church’s vocation and its mission and how it is possible to affirm that he belongs to its essential structure, in a word as it is deeply ecclesiastic.

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ecclesology - church - signum - convergence - ministry - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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The Multiculturalism and the spiritual identity of Europe
PhD. Traian-Alexandru MIU
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 3, Iss 5, Pp 101 -106 (2017) Please log in to see more details
Europe must manage the large number of cultures that practically “collide”. This is th... more
The Multiculturalism and the spiritual identity of Europe
Icoana Credinței, Vol 3, Iss 5, Pp 101 -106 (2017)
Europe must manage the large number of cultures that practically “collide”. This is the result of increasing migration and excessive emphasis on economic development at the expense of revaluation of spiritual roots of this civilizational space. In this context, the multiculturalism has become a leitmotif of Western policy. In fact, the multiculturalism can be defined as a normative political theory, which wants to regulate the new situation created by cultural minorities. Unlike the cultural pluralism, which aims acceptance of different cultures and the living together in a given society, the multiculturalism promotes the multiplication of diversity, the idea of blurring nationalist trends, the ridding of minorities traditions and our immersion in the hipermodernism. In the reality imposed by multiculturalism matter only the progress that is inconsistent with the idea of cultural heritage. Today, more and more voices in the political world began to criticize the political and social model imposed by multiculturalism and reaffirm the return to spiritual and cultural values that define Europe.

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multiculturalism - cultural pluralism - spiritual identity - hipermodernism - cultural minorities - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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The sacramental character of man and of creation
STOIAN Mihai Sebastian
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2 , Iss 4, Pp 27-33 (2016) Please log in to see more details
God made Himself a man for man to reach the likeness of God – this is the essential id... more
The sacramental character of man and of creation
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2 , Iss 4, Pp 27-33 (2016)
God made Himself a man for man to reach the likeness of God – this is the essential idea of the oikonomia of our salvation, dear to all the Church Fathers, from Saint Irenaeus to Saint Athanasius the Great and the essence of Christ, mystery and original and fundamental sacrament of our meeting with God and of our salvation, of all of us, in Christ, and of the acquisition by each man of the fruits of salvation and deification through Christ, in the Holy Spirit, in His Church. Christ’s mystery and sacrament begins by the Embodiment of the Father’s Logos. The Passions, the cross, the tomb and the resurrection are its continuation. And all these translate the mystery of the reason why God created everything and the very mystery of man - participating to the original mystery, namely Christ, and the Church, as sacrament. Therefore, Christ is the Mystery and the sacrament by excellence - original and general -, spring and content of all the mysteries and sacraments, condition and explanation of all these.

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Sacrament - Logos - Creator - embodiment - mage - man - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Metanoia in the thinking of Saint John Chrysostom
Vasile RĂDUCĂ
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 5-12 (2016) Please log in to see more details
The present article deals with the Mystery of Repentance and its practice in the think... more
Metanoia in the thinking of Saint John Chrysostom
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 5-12 (2016)
The present article deals with the Mystery of Repentance and its practice in the thinking of Saint John Chrysostom. Saint John’s contribution to the evolution of this Christian practice is exceptional. He is the first Church Father who gave special attention to the spiritual aspect of repentance. In the approach of this aspect, he is similar to what we see in the Father’s Apothegms, however, without taking these aspects from there. He had found them in the practice of the Church of Antioch and demonstrated their worth like no one else in his time. This aspect of Saint John Chrysostom’s thinking, along with others, highlights his extraordinary personality and quality.

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Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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Theological and Dogmatic Definition of the God-Man Jesus Christ Person
Bugiulescu Marian
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 13-20 (2016) Please log in to see more details
The present paper presents the Theological and Dogmatic definition of the Person of th... more
Theological and Dogmatic Definition of the God-Man Jesus Christ Person
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 13-20 (2016)
The present paper presents the Theological and Dogmatic definition of the Person of the God-man Jesus Christ, as it has been formulated by the Orthodox Church in the course of time. In the Ecumenical and local synods, the Church proclaimed against the heresies various definitions of faith or dogmas. Dogma, in its essence, is a truth of faith revealed by God, unchangeable, formulated and transmitted by the Church, for man’s salvation. The central dogma of Christianity is the Trinitarian one. Regarding the Person and the Work of Christ, against the heresies promoted by Arius, Nestorius, Eutychius and Macedonius, at the Ecumenical Synods III (Ephesus 431), IV (Chalcedon 451), VI (Constantinople 680-681), the Church officially stated that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly Man, and His Person includes the divine nature, from eternity, yet united in time with the human nature, each nature having its own will, and the human will follows the divine will. This union of the divinity with the humanity in Christ is actually the basis of man’s salvation realized objectively in Christ and actualized personally by all the Christians in the Church, by means of which evil and death are defeated by the resurrection leading to eternal life.

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Jesus Christ - our Teacher and our Guide
PhD. Assist. Florin Vârlan
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 21-26 (2016) Please log in to see more details
The teaching aspect of our Saviour Jesus Christ’s mission, along with the priestly and... more
Jesus Christ - our Teacher and our Guide
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 21-26 (2016)
The teaching aspect of our Saviour Jesus Christ’s mission, along with the priestly and kingly service, completes the array of Messianic works encompassed by the redeeming activity of the Embodied Son of God. As a Teacher, Christ our Lord teaches us, in the most complete and easiest assimilable way, the truth about God, about the creation, about His most beloved being – man and his destination: the Kingdom of Heaven. His sermon does not limit itself to a discourse but, using as a teaching means the parable, determines the auditor to let himself carried away in familiar and at the same time unknown universes, because by means of usual images, the listener is introduced into the mysterious universe of the divine works.

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Messianic activity - Evangel - Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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The Redemption of the Feeling in Kierkegaard’s and Tillich’s Thought
Lehel BALOGH
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 60-67 (2016) Please log in to see more details
In the modern era, with the development of the “objective”, scientific method, subject... more
The Redemption of the Feeling in Kierkegaard’s and Tillich’s Thought
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 60-67 (2016)
In the modern era, with the development of the “objective”, scientific method, subjective, personal feelings and emotions have gradually become somewhat dubious sources of knowledge. A few religious thinkers, however, particularly those emerging from the existential tradition, have come to revitalize the belief in subjectivity, along with the trust in the authority of faith and inwardness in finding out important truths about our personal existence and about the human condition in general. In my paper I wish to investigate and compare the thoughts of two highly influential Christian philosophers of the 19th and the 20th century, respectively; those of Søren Kierkegaard and of Paul Tillich. These two unique thinkers, although living under considerably different historical circumstances, carried out strikingly similar analyses about the role of emotions and faith in human life, and through the emphasis of such phenomena as anxiety and despair they both attempted to “redeem” and reaffirm the significance of feelings and the subjective side of reality.

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A bioethical perspective on man’s life and death
Florea ŞTEFAN
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 83-89 (2016) Please log in to see more details
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A bioethical perspective on man’s life and death
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 83-89 (2016)
This article presents an interdisciplinary approach of the problems of bioethics related to the human existence, namely life and death: abortion and euthanasia. The connection point between bioethics and Christian morals is generated by the meeting of the two cultures, the scientific technologized one based on the economic perspective on life and the humanistic-moral one, which needs to be founded on the protection of life. At the same time, bioethics must not be focused only on man, but ought to comprise the biosphere as a whole as well, namely any scientific intervention of man on life in general.

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The soteriological importance of the hypostatic union
Constantin–Valentin BUGIULESCU
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 49-59 (2016) Please log in to see more details
This article deals with the dogma of the union of the two natures, divine and human, i... more
The soteriological importance of the hypostatic union
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 49-59 (2016)
This article deals with the dogma of the union of the two natures, divine and human, in Christ’s pre-existing Hypostasis and the redeeming importance of this union for man’s deification as full realization in Christ. Christ, the pre-existing Hypostasis, becomes by oikonomia a hypostasis uniting in Himself - in an undivided and unseparated, unmixed and unchanged way - two different principles, two natures united in a special way, we could even say a completely special way. This new way of union and living makes the fallen human nature be lifted by the oikonomia of love to the state of partner of the Father, oikonomia realized by and in Christ’s community of hypostasis. Christ is the One Who gives everything back to the human nature in order for it to be accomplished, but, moreover, He realizes in Himself the accomplishment of all the potentials and virtualities that used to constitute the human nature and which, because of sin and implicitly the deepening in it (the fall), decreased in intensity so that they no longer had the power to generate the good existence that comes and is directed through the creation towards God. Christ’s embodiment - as a completely special way of assuming the human nature - generates, on the one hand, the re-establishment of the fallen nature and, on the other hand, by the assuming, by Christ, of all the things pertaining to the nature, except for sin, and His descent on their level of existence and power of development, our deification is mysteriously realized, as well. It is by the embodiment that Christ “becomes a man for men but also of men”, born as a man of the Virgin Mary and of the Holy Spirit, “for us, men, and our salvation”.

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Religious ethics - Doctrinal Theology

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The (Re)Turn of the Prophets: Prophetic Portrait as a Paradigm of Critique for Post-Secular Society
Ben Carlo N. ATIM
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 34-48 (2016) Please log in to see more details
The paper has two main objectives: (a) it aims to present that a portrait of a prophet... more
The (Re)Turn of the Prophets: Prophetic Portrait as a Paradigm of Critique for Post-Secular Society
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 34-48 (2016)
The paper has two main objectives: (a) it aims to present that a portrait of a prophet is a doable paradigm for critiquing the socio-political, economic, and cultural condition of the post-secular society and (b) attempts to find the prophets in our age. By understanding the life of the prophets, one can find robust insights that will guide us to clearly establish relations and connections between the past and the present real situation using a historico-critical and sociological approach.

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The sacramental nature of man and creation
Mihai Sebastian STOIAN
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2 , Iss 4, Pp 27-33 (2016) Please log in to see more details
God made Himself a man for man to reach the likeness of God – this is the essential id... more
The sacramental nature of man and creation
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2 , Iss 4, Pp 27-33 (2016)
God made Himself a man for man to reach the likeness of God – this is the essential idea of the oikonomia of our salvation, dear to all the Church Fathers, from Saint Irenaeus to Saint Athanasius the Great and the essence of Christ, mystery and original and fundamental sacrament of our meeting with God and of our salvation, of all of us, in Christ, and of the acquisition by each man of the fruits of salvation and deification through Christ, in the Holy Spirit, in His Church. Christ’s mystery and sacrament begins by the Embodiment of the Father’s Logos. The Passions, the cross, the tomb and the resurrection are its continuation. And all these translate the mystery of the reason why God created everything and the very mystery of man - participating to the original mystery, namely Christ, and the Church, as sacrament. Therefore, Christ is the Mystery and the sacrament by excellence - original and general -, spring and content of all the mysteries and sacraments, condition and explanation of all these.

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The existence of the evil in the world: a challenge for philosophy and theology
Leontin POPESCU
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 68-82 (2016) Please log in to see more details
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The existence of the evil in the world: a challenge for philosophy and theology
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2, Iss 4, Pp 68-82 (2016)
The existence of the evil in the world is maybe the most difficult problem man has tried to decipher all along his history. The fundamental question which has been asked during all this time has been WHY? And comprises either the search of an explanation (What for? What is its cause?), or the search of hat is it good for? Where can it take us?). It is clear that beyond any philosophical, moral, religious, social etc., category, which could lead us to deciphering this notion – the evil-, one thing is certain: the man experiences the evil in its different forms: physical, psychological, moral sufferings, cataclysms and earthquakes, totalitarianisms and fanaticisms. Philosophy, religion, morale –humanities, in general, have tried along the time to find an explanation and even a definition of the evil, but none has absolutely succeeded in finding a definitive explanation. And this acknowledgement makes us think that the evil has something beyond the whole created nature of man and universe and through this, it cannot be defined. Even if man and universe feel its consequences, it exists not as something given, but as possibility.

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he concept of “persona” in Hinduism and Christianity. A theological approach
Alexandru-Corneliu ARION
Academic Journal Academic Journal | Icoana Credinței, Vol 2 , Iss 4, Pp 90-100 (2016) Please log in to see more details
he concept of “persona” in Hinduism and Christianity. A theological approach
Icoana Credinței, Vol 2 , Iss 4, Pp 90-100 (2016)

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