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Lumina Lina. Gracious Light            

 

Revista de spiritualitate si cultura romaneasca   

 

Review of Romanian Spirituality and Culture                   

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

Unul dintre principalele obiective ale Bisericii si Institutului nostru consta in organizarea si desfasurarea unei sustinute activitati teologice, pastorale, spirituale si culturale, de prezentare a ideilor teologice care framanta lumea actuala, si de asemenea de prezentare a literaturii romane clasice si contemporane. In acest scop a fost publicata revista Lumina Lina trimestrial (din 1996), in format carte, in conditii grafice de inalta tinuta profesionala, corespunzatoare cu aspiratiile si interesul pentru spiritualitatea si cultura romaneasca autentica manifestate in comunitatea noastra.

 

 

Revista Lumina Lina a fost mentionata, recenzata, prezentata in numeroase reviste din tara si din strainatate. Dintre acestea se pot numi cateva:  Romania Literara,  Tribuna, Tomis, Convorbiri Literare, Dacia Literara, Poesis, Gazeta de Transilvania, Poezia, Viata Cultelor, Graiul Maramuresului, Literatura si Arta, Hyperion, Meridianul Romanesc, New York Magazin, Romanian Journal, Origini, Metamorfoze, Salonul Literar, Luminatorul, Credinta, Lumea Romaneasca, Scala Coeli, Eminescu, Oglinda Literara, Adevarul Literar (Vaslui), Viata de pretutindeni, Opinia Nationala, Biblioteca Bucurestilor, s.a.

 

 

Productia editoriala teologica si culturala reflectata in paginile revistei Lumina Lina nu este rupta de aceea care se desfasoara in Romania. Dimpotriva putem afirma ca revista noastra este direct implicata in orizontul cultural romano-american, iar miscarea teologica, publicistica si culturala din tara este viu interesata sa cunoasca opiniile, impresiile si judecatiile noastre de valoare. De aceea revista Lumina Lina acorda un spatiu tipografic adecvat, atat pentru prezentarea si semnalarea cartilor si revistelor de teologie aparute in tara si in strainatate, cat si a cartilor si revistelor de cultura in general.

 

 

 

 

 

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Redactor-sefadjunct: M.N. Rusu

 

Redactor: Dan Anghelescu

 

Secretar de redactie, tehnoredactare si paginare: Claudia Damian

 

Consilieri editoriali: Vasile Andru, George Alexe, Gellu Dorian, Daniel Munteanu, Aurel Ştefanachi, Grigore Lutai

 

English editor:  Gale J. Bellas

 

 

 

Revista este redactata trimestrial de catre Institutul Roman de Teologie si Spiritualitate Ortodoxa, Capela Sf. Apostoli Petru si Pavel, si publica articole de teologie si spiritualitate, istorie, literatura si cultura, poezie si proza in limbile romana si engleza.

 

 

 

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ISSN 1086-2366

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Graciouos Light, a peer reviewed publication, is indexed and abstracted in World Laboratories and Scientific Resources Index and TLS Arhive.

 

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Aurel Sasu, Carmina Popescu    

 

Caile luminii : Istoria unui deceniku de cultura in Statele Unite

 

Ed. Eikon, Cluj, 2005, 220 pp.

 


                               

 

               


               

 

Abstracts

 

Rezumate ale articolelor stiintifice              

 

                               

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2011

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2011

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2011

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2011

 

Nicolae Nicolescu, Taina cultică şi slujirea bisericească. Definire hristologică şi antropologică (I)

 

M.N. Rusu, 190 de ani de la revoluţia lui Tudor Vladimirescu. Carol Wallenstein, primul scenograf al teatrului în limba română

 

Mihaela Albu, Spaţii identitare în memorialistica românească: oraşul (I)

 

Aurel M. Cazacu, Câte ceva despre începuturile retoricii româneşti

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2010

 

Stelian Gomboş, Câteva referinţe despre Biserica Ortodoxă şi societatea românească actuală (II)

 

Cristina Tamaş, Conotaţii biblice în romanul românesc modern

 

Dan Anghelescu, Horia Stamatu - poeticul între Filozofie şi Religie (II). Poemul ca vibraţie a sacralităţii      

 

Mihaela Albu, Virgil Ierunca – un  scriitor şi o conştiinţă

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2010

 

Dan Anghelescu, Horia Stamatu  -  poeticul între filozofie şi religie  (I) 

 

Stelian Gomboş, Câteva referinţe despre Biserica Ortodoxă şi societatea românească actuală (I) 

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2010

 

Dan Brudaşcu, Octavian Goga. Noi lămuriri 

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2010

 

Stelian Gombos , Despre omul de azi din Biserica, intre Hristos, existentialism si secularizare

 

Ioan N. Rosca, Opozitii sau interferente culturale intre occidentul si rasaritul european?

 

Constantin Miu, Spiritualitatea geto-daca in Memento mori

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2009

 

Ioan N. Rosca,Comunicare interculturala intre similitudini si diferente specifice

 

Dumitru Olarescu, Artele plastice in imagini filmice. Opere si destine (studiu de sinteza)

 

Mihaela Albu,Presa literara a exilului romanesc. Contributii eseistice in revista Luceafarul: Mircea Eliade

 

Nicolae Iuga,Religion and ethnicity with S. P. Huntington

 

Baki Ymeri,The Albanian-Romanian phenomenology ― a miracle of history

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2009

 

Petru Adrian Danciu,Origen si numele divine in lucrarea Contra lui Celsus (II)

 

Aurelia Roman, Centenarul Eugen Ionesco: controverse, obsesii si glorie planetara

 

Mircea Itu,Conceptul de spirit la Constantin Noica raportat la Mircea Eliade

 

Adrian Gh. Paul,Adolescenta si tentatiile ei intr-o lume desacralizata.Noi alternative crestine

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2009

 

Adrian Gh. Paul, Teologia –viata noastra in Hristos

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2009

 

Laura Enache, Triadologia Sfantului Ioan Damaschinul sau Teologia fiintei 

 

Cristina Otovescu-Frasie,Cultura drepturilor omului in Romania 

 

Zenovie Carlugea,Eminescu in lumina meditatiei crestine 

 

Mircea Botis, Pr. Radu Botis,Activitatea desfasurata de catre preotul Vasile Lucaciu in America in scopul realizarii Marii Unitati Nationale 

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2008

 

Andrei Paunescu,Scriitori si politica in Romania. Romanii, intre apogeul individual si abisul colectiv

 

Gabriela Rusu-Pasarin,Cultura presei si paradigmele identitatii (II)

 

Anca Codruta Stanisoara,Religious Matters in the Anglo-Saxon Society. Old English Heathenism and the Introduction of Christianity

 

Petru Adrian Danciu,Origen si numele divine in lucrarea Contra lui Celsus (I)

 

Mircea Itu,„God was born in Exile”. Mircea Eliade and the Recuperation of the Sacred

 

Cristina Otovescu-Frasie,Cultura drepturilor omului in Romania

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2008

 

Gheorghe Macarie, Preliminarii la baroc 

 

Andrei Paunescu, Maiorescu si Eminescu, capete de pod catre noul secol

 

Gabriela Rusu-Pasarin, Cultura presei si paradigmele identitatii  (I)

 

Aurel M. Cazacu, Sofismul in practica argumentativa 

 

Constantin  Miu, Personajele in  absentia in teatrul lui Caragiale 

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2008

 

Mihaela Albu, Agora – reper luminos in panorama publicatiilor romanesti in exil

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2008

 

Theodor Coresi, Dramaturgia si retorica muzicii in liturghie, in cantul vocal cultic crestin (Partea I)

 

Aura Al. Constantinescu-Cazacu, Reflectiile tanarului Mircea Eliade despre semnificatia ortodoxiei

 

Zenovie Carlugea, Eminescu in atentia serviciilor secrete

 

Mihaela Albu, Un reprezentant al „poeziei inchisorilor”: Zahu Pana

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2007

 

Theodor Damian, Origen, Theologian and Philosopher: On First Principles

 

 Aurel M. Cazacu, Titu Maiorescu – contemporanul nostru

 

Mihaela Albu, Ziarul Lumea libera – document si memorie a exilului romanesc

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2007

 

Catalin Vatamanu, Fundamentele biblico-dogmatice ale teologiei Învierii in opera Sfantului Ioan Gura de Aur

 

Zenovie Carlugea, Ecouri precrestine ale Isihasmului

 

Mircea Itu, The Hermeneutics of Myth

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2007

 

Nicolae Iuga, Teologia lui Dumitru Staniloae in contextul spiritualitatii europene contemporane

 

Theodor Damian, The Longing for God in Eminescu’s Poetry

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2007

 

Andreea Chelu, Poezia religioasa eminesciana: Rugaciune, Dumnezeu si om, Rasai asupra mea

 

George Liviu Teleoaca, Lykantropia de la proslavirea unicului ziditor la apologia carnasierului sau Mircea Eliade contra lui Mircea Eliade

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2006

 

Mircea Itu, Îndumnezeirea omului in viziunea lui Dumitru Staniloae

 

George Liviu Teleoaca, Brasov – capitala ecumenica

 

 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2006

 

Daniel Dascalu, Binecredinciosul Voievod Ştefan cel Mare si Sfant: cateva consideratii pe marginea canonizarii

 

Zenovie Carlugea, Brancusi – reverberatii liturgice

 

Constantin Miu, Spiritul nastratinesc in La lilieci

 

 

 

 


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Nicolae Nicolescu

 

Taina cultică şi slujirea bisericească. Definire hristologică şi antropologică (I)

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2011, pp. xxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Serving the Church must be experienced in liturgical acts and in the light of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, shared through the Sacraments.

 

Within Christ’s “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic” Church, “Pillar and Foundation of the Truth”, we go through the phases of communion and love and we grasp the spiritual meaning of performing the official worship in the Church, experiencing prayer in liturgical acts and particularly in the holy sacraments, having the Holy Eucharist as their crown.

 

The spiritual truth taken from the Revelation of the Holy Scriptures and the Holy Tradition, having its sacramental foundation in the martyrdom of the Holy Apostles, of the Holy Fathers and of all saints in history, represents the real basis for meeting the living Person of the Son of God Incarnate, Crucified and Resurrected.

 

The human being restores the divine image of light and joy, an ontological gift in his being, uniting the two worlds in the spring of Grace and eternal Communion of the Holy Trinity. Today, more than ever, we need to restore that image by promoting authentic goodness, renouncing selfishness, and by discovering brotherly love.

 

 

 

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M.N. Rusu

 

190 de ani de la revoluţia lui Tudor Vladimirescu. Carol Wallenstein, primul scenograf al teatrului în limba română

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2011, pp. xxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Mihaela Albu

 

Spaţii identitare în memorialistica românească: oraşul (I)

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2011, pp. xxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract:Space as a Face of Identity in Romanian Memoires and Diaries: the City

 

Memoires (and literary diaries as well) can be perceived as very precious documents about many geographical places, besides their value as documents of the inhabitants’ life.

 

In this paper we propose a recollection of several territories/ cities from the point of view of some Romanian writers such as Constantin Argetoianu, Cella Delavrancea, Constantin C. Giurescu, Gh. Jurjea-Negrileşti, Virgil Ierunca, Monica Lovinescu, I. D. Sirbu. The spaces they portrayed are cities such as Bucureşti, Brăila, Craiova, Focşani, Galaţi. Each of them, as they are described from the perspective of the moment of writing, turns out to be almost mythical territory. From the perception of the writers, they receive a legendary aura, bearing a certain stamp of distinctiveness. On the other hand, when the writer notes in his diary the quotidian life, his description is more objective and it can be ironical or even sarcastic.

 

 

 

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Aurel M. Cazacu

 

Câte ceva despre începuturile retoricii româneşti

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2011, pp. xxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Stelian Gomboş

 

Câteva referinţe despre Biserica Ortodoxă şi societatea românească actuală (II)

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2010, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Cristina Tamaş

 

Conotaţii biblice în romanul românesc modern

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2010, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Dan Anghelescu

 

Horia Stamatu - poeticul între Filozofie şi Religie (II). Poemul ca vibraţie a sacralităţii      

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2010, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Mihaela Albu

 

Virgil Ierunca – un  scriitor şi o conştiinţă

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2010, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Dan Anghelescu

 

Horia Stamatu  -  poeticul între filozofie şi religie  (I) 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2010, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Stelian Gomboş

 

Câteva referinţe despre Biserica Ortodoxă şi societatea românească actuală (I) 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2010, pp. xxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Dan Brudaşcu

 

Octavian Goga. Noi lămuriri 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2010, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Stelian Gombos

 

Despre omul de azi din Biserica, intre Hristos, existentialism si secularizare

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2010, pp. 11-18

 

 

 

Abstract: În studiul de fata, plecand de la conditia si statutul celor doi talhari care au fost rastigniti pe cruce odata cu Mantuitorul nostru Iisus Hristos, am ajuns la observatia ca cei doi reprezinta umanitatea intreaga de astazi si dintotdeauna, vis-a-vis de Domnul Iisus Hristos. Aceasta introducere m-a ajutat foarte mult sa dezbat problema omului de azi din Biserica, intre Hristos, existentialism si secularizare, ajungand astfel, la cateva observatii si concluzii cu privire la aspectele secularismului, ce influenteaza si afecteaza intr-o mai mai mica sau mai mare masura viata spirituala a credinciosilor contemporani si, implicit viata sacramentala ori doctrinara a Bisericii.

 

Concluzia esentiala a studiului este aceea a redesoperirii si reiterarii tezaurului patristic, liturgic, canonic si dogmatic al Bisericii cu scopul fortificarii duhovnicesti a oamenilor si consolidarii vietii bisericesti misionare, in vederea combaterii desacralizarii vietii crestine si a relativismului religios, care constituie factorii principali ai afirmarii si extinderii secularizarii in contextul globalizarii lumii acesteia postmoderne.

 

Drept urmare, intoarcerea la originile invataturii bisericesti inseamna intarirea cuvantului Mantuitorului nostru Iisus Hristos – care ne asigura ca “Biserica este cetatea pe care nici portile iadului nu o vor birui!...”

 

 

 

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Ioan N. Rosca

 

Opozitii sau interferente culturale intre occidentul si rasaritul european?

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2010, pp. 19-24

 

 

 

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Constantin Miu

 

Spriritualitatea geto-daca in Memento mori

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2010, pp. 31-36

 

 

 

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Ioan N. Rosca

 

Comunicare interculturala intre similitudini si diferente specifice

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2009, pp. 11-18

 

 

 

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Dumitru Olarescu

 

Artele plastice in imagini filmice. Opere si destine (studiu de sinteza)

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2009, pp. 19-29

 

 

 

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Mihaela Albu

 

Presa literara a exilului romanesc. Contributii eseistice in revista Luceafarul: Mircea Eliade

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2009, pp. 35-39

 

 

 

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Nicolae Iuga

 

Religion and ethnicity with S. P. Huntington

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2009, pp. 45-51

 

 

 

Abstract: In this article we analyze the relation between religion and ethnicity, as it is developed by S. P. Huntington in The Clash of Civilizations.  We have particularly chosen this author because, in our view, Huntington is constantly referring to the religion  -  ethnicity relation, as it can be found all around the world nowadays. Religion becomes a factor of differentiation between civilizations and it will have a great/ an amazing impact in a possible clash of civilizations. Huntington performs the most structured and complete analysis of the matter, which is relevant for the present moment and holds an obvious predictive dimension.

 

Keywords: religion, ethnicity, civilization, nationalism, Occident, Turkey, Japan, Christianity, Islamism.

 

 

 

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Baki Ymeri

 

The Albanian-Romanian phenomenology ― a miracle of history

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2009, pp. 53-58

 

 

 

Abstract: The Albanians are the Romanians’ only relatives from the Dacian-Thracian-Illyrian family. We will uncover here a fascinating terrain of interlinkages dating back to the beginning of history and which have not yet been sufficiently explored. Our Roman-ness did not begin with Trajan’s invasion (101–106 AD), nor did it begin with Decebalus or Burebista. It started much earlier, by means of pastoral farming. We will analyze here its linguistic, ethnographic, and ethnological elements. The ethno-spiritual relationships between the Thracian-Romanian and Illyrian-Albanian pastoralism date from the proto-Roman and proto-Latin periods.

 

 

 

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Petru Adrian Danciu

 

Origen si numele divin in lucrarea Contra lui Celsus

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2009, pp. xxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Aurelia Roman

 

Centenarul Eugen Ionesco: controverse, obsesii si glorie planetara

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2009, pp. xxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Mircea Itu

 

Conceptul de spirit la Constantin Noica raportat la Mircea Eliade

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2009, pp. xxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Adrian Gh. Paul

 

 Adolescenta si tentatiile ei intr-o lume desacralizata.Noi alternative crestine

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2009, pp. xxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Adrian Gh. Paul

 

Teologia –viata noastra in Hristos

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2009, pp. 11-xxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract: Abordarea ştiinţifică a Teologiei (ştiinţa despre Dumnezeu şi lucrările sale – cum o numea Sf.Augustin), nu se poate finaşiza niciodată. Ea devine implicit o ştiinţă nu numai pentru că se referă la Dumnezeu, ci şi pentru că se referă la legăturile – lucrările Lui – în şi asupra lumii.

 

În acelaşi timp Teologia nu este o speculaţie ci o trăire intimă şi profundă a prezenţei Lui în lume.

 

Evident, caracterul ei este Teo-centric şi Hristo-centric. Ea este totodată ştiinţă pentru că se bazează nu doar pe raţiunea umană, la fel ca celelalte ştiinţe, ci pe Raţiunea Divină, altfel spus Logsul.

 

 

 

 

 

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Laura Enache

 

Triadologia Sfantului Ioan Damaschinul sau Teologia fiintei 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2009, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract:The Triadology of St. John of Damascus or the Theology of the Being

 

The texts that are put together in this volume represent the Damascenian synthesis concerning the Trinity dogma that this last Father who puts an end to the Patristic age places in the core of the general presentation of the Orthodox belief. The presentation of the Trinity dogma in the case of St. John of Damascus reflects a scholastic-syllogistic manner which had also been used in other works too, the syllogistic approach being always determined by the universal-particular relationship. Our work describes the way in which the Saint Father structures his speech concerning God-The One generic being, the incomprehensible character of the godlike being and also the absolute impossibility of its knowledge and definition according to its absolute ineffable. The study insists upon the fact that St. John of Damascus’ dogmatism aims at giving an answer to the new Christological controvercies that were coming out when these treaties were born.

 

 

 

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Cristina Otovescu-Frasie

 

Cultura drepturilor omului in Romania 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2009, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract: The Culture of Human Rights in Romania

 

Analyzing the structure of human rights in the contemporary world, the paper underlines the fact that in the Romanian educational system the study of human rights is included in the general education system of youths. The paper informs about the results of a research study done in 2008 using 1,200 subjects from Sibiu and Craiova about people’s level of information regarding the institutions that are in charge of regulating human rights.

 

 

 

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Zenovie Carlugea

 

Eminescu in lumina meditatiei crestine 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2009, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract: Eminescu in the Light of Christian Meditation

 

The main idea of this paper starts from the increasingly popular tendency in some studies on Eminescu to discover in his works not only a poet of religious sensitivity, but also a poet whose creation focuses on Orthodox spirituality.

 

As all Romantic poets, Eminescu was interested in universal mythologies and he made use of referrential images and metaphores taken from the impressive diversity of humanity’s old cultural traditions. The study demonstrates that this Orthodox complex identifiable in the great poet’s thought is only one part of the great imaginary architecture built through his works.

 

 

 

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Mircea Botis, Radu Botis

 

Activitatea desfasurata de catre preotul Vasile Lucaciu in America in scopul realizarii Marii Unitati Nationale 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2009, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract: The Activity Developped by Priest Vasile Lucaciu in America with an Aim at Achieving the Great National Union  

 

A complex political personality of his age, Vasile Lucaciu placed himself in the activity which he had developped, in the foreground of the great socio-political and national events. Among other ideas, our study brings into light his participation in the achievement and activation of The Memorandum (1892), the activation of the Transylvanian Romanians’political spirit on the occasion of the Conference in Sibiu (1905), the entry of Romania in the war together with the Entente, the organizing of the 25000 Transylvanian refugees in Romania in a volunteer unity of the Romanian army.  One of the most important actions of Priest Vasile Lucaciu was the one which he had developped as a head of the political mission sent by the Romanian Government in USA in 1917, when, at the White House, he had the opportunity to address himself at a high level ceremonial mentioning the patriotic purpose of the Romanian mission (July 2, 1917).

 

 

 

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Andrei Paunescu

 

Scriitori si politica in Romania. Romanii, intre apogeul individual si abisul colectiv

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2008, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract:  Writers and Politics in Romania: The Romanians between the Individual Climax and the Collective Abyss  

 

The assumption the present study starts from is that ”politics has never been for Romanians (in their millenary existence) a habit which has been practiced in a natural way and on a long term fully-experienced basis. It is rather an exception, a concession of the destiny, a temporary caprice, a fashion, an obsessive temptation, an ability which has never turned into a normal phenomenon...” Under these circumstances the study proves that, for the great writers of Romania, the involvement in politics was almost a fatality in the conditions in which through politics one has never succeeded - and not even now does the same one succeed – to rule reality in a proper way as well as to rule the whole economical social mechanism. As a consequence, for the writers politics has been an assumption of certain risks, of a permanently awaken consciousness at the service of the public interest. In their work, among other main things, one can distinguish defence, the conservation or recuperation of the kinship, language and cultural identity. The study even talks about the notion of illuminated nationalism as a radical and distilled form of patriotism which can find its expression in many of the great Romanian writers’works.

 

 

 

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Petru Adrian Danciu

 

Origen si numele divin in lucrarea „Contra lui Celsus“

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2008, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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Mircea Itu

 

“God was born in Exile”. Mircea Eliade and the Recuperation of the Sacred

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2008, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract: The study reveals the place of the exile in Romanian culture and talks about one of the most important example of  both inner and exterior exile, Mircea Eliade. The recuperation of the sacred is presented as the solution to it.

 

The author outlines the examples of important personalities from Romanian history and culture for whom „God was born in Exile”, as they were forced or they chose to live and create abroad. He then shows the importance of their creations, many of them being well recognized in their adoptive countries.

 

Then he gives the example of Mircea Eliade which proves the complexity of exile and reveals both inner and exterior exile. He explains the diversity of expericences that Eliade had. He expressed his ideas in different languages, being well appreciated for his outstanding concepts in comparative religion.

 

The author says that Mircea Eliade taught about the liberation of man from the terror of history and the abolition of time, he wrote that there is an exile of human being from the profane time and from the fear of death. The solution which Eliade proposed is the exit from profane time while rediscovering, through true knowledge, the sacred aspect of time, the cosmical and reversible time. He suggests the trip towards the origin for the recuperation of the sacred time.

 

 

 

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Anca Codruta Stanisoara

 

Religious Matters in the Anglo-Saxon Society. Old English Heathenism and the Introduction of Christianity

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2008, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract:  During the Anglo-Saxon period English schools were among the finest in Europe due to the fact that learning and Christianity went hand in hand. Religious matters were first related to the English Heathenism and later on after the introduction of Christianity they influenced the development of learning, which started in the monasteries. The wealth of learning brought by Christianism produced a true Anglo-Saxon Renaissance by the 8 th century and gave birth to the first pages of Christian epics as well as to the famous poems in the four Old English manuscripts and of The Cynewulfian School.

 

 

 

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Cristina Otovescu-Frasie

 

Cultura drepturilor omului in Romania

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2008, pp. xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Abstract: The Culture of Human Rights in Romania

 

Analyzing the structure of human rights in the contemporary world, the paper underlines the fact that in the Romanian educational system the study of human rights is included in the general education system of youths. The paper informs about the results of a research study done in 2008 using 1,200 subjects from Sibiu and Craiova about people’s level of information regarding the institutions that are in charge of regulating human rights.

 

 

 

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Gheorghe Macarie

 

Preliminarii la baroc 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2008, pp 11-19.

 

 

 

Abstract:  The study introduces the reader to the history of the concept of "baroque" and places it in the artistic context of the times, while analyzing its development and spreading to different nations and cultures, including the Romanian principalities.

 

A number of essential characteristics of this art is also presented.

 

 

 

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Andrei Paunescu

 

Maiorescu si Eminescu, capete de pod catre noul secol

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2008, pp 23-27.

 

 

 

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Gabriela Rusu-Pasarin

 

Cultura presei si paradigmele identitatii 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2008, pp. 39-42.

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2008, pp. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

 

 

 

Abstract: The Culture of the Press and the Paradigm of Identity

 

The study analyses the data of the present mediatic phenomenon which, in the contemporary world, is in an aggressive expansion phase contributing to the appearance and settlement of a new cultural form, the Medi Culture. It acquires more and more the form of what one can foreshadow to become a future culture of a global unity. At the same time we have to do with an environment which can bring its contribution in an effective way to the building up of the Self, of the individual identitites, of the social identity and last but not least of the national and cultural European identity. 

 

 

 

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Aurel M. Cazacu

 

Sofismul in practica argumentativa 

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2008, pp. 43-52.

 

 

 

Abstract:  Sophism in the argumentative practice

 

The critical evaluation of the argumentations or of the argumentative chains implies both the analysis of arguments as well as the use of the varied methods of each argumentation technique category. Such an endeavor which is neither final nor easy to achieve, strives to outline, often in a similar way to the demonstration examination manner, whether or not the grounding of the thesis was performed according to the requirements of accurateness. Not always such requirements are observed. The qualification of some argumentations as “erroneous” or ”faulty” or the consideration there of as “logic juggling” and “logical tricks” leads us to our topic The Sophism in the Argumentative Practice.The sophism (sophisma in Old Greek or fallacia in Latin) has the meaning of “trick”, “cheat” and points to a series of logical errors found in the practice of idea justification through demonstrations or argumentations, irrespective if they are deliberate or not. However the researchers have tried to distinguish these logical errors also in relation to their deliberate or non-deliberate perspective, hence the common distinction between “sophisms” (deliberate logical errors) and “paralogisms” (non-deliberate logical errors).

 

Starting with Aristotle and continuing with John Stuart Mill in the modern age, and with the contemporary researchers Irving M. Copi, Daniel J. Sullivan, Barbara Warnick and Edward S. Inch, Christian Plantin, C.L. Hamblin, John Woods and Douglas Walton, Frans H. van Eemeren and Rob Grootendorst etc. sophisms have been submitted to analysis and systematization attempts.

 

There are many aspects which make us reject the exclusivity of such attempts, whereas the table of argumentation errors is much more extended and before all open. However we shall hereinafter ponder only on those which are considered frequent in almost all fields or argumentative situations.

 

 

 

Keywords: argumentation, argument, error, logic, sophism

 

 

 

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Constantin  Miu

 

Personajele in  absentia in teatrul lui Caragiale

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2008, pp. 53-58.

 

 

 

Abstract:  In Absentia Characters in the Plays of Caragiale

 

When there were references to the characters from the plays of Caragiale, there were brought into discussion the ones in absentia too. In the following lines we will talk about this class of characters.

 

There are two types of in absentia characters in Caragiale’s plays: the ones that are partially absent and the ones that are totally absent. Rica Venturiano and Nae Catavencu belong to the first category. Each of the two men show up in the second act – Rica in the second scene (O noapte furtunoasa – A stormy night) and Catavencu in  the seventh scene (O scrisoare pierduta – A lost letter). Until then, there are discussions about them. In the second category belong Ghita Ţircandau and Tache the shoemaker (O noapte furtunoasa – A stormy night), Garibaldi and Mita (Conul Leonida fata cu reactiunea – Master Leonida facing the reaction), Popa Pripici and his son, Trahanache (O scrisoare pierduta – A lost letter).

 

In absentia characters are characterized through the comic dialogues reproduced by other characters.

 

 

 

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Theodor Coresi

 

Dramaturgia si retorica muzicii in liturghie, in cantul vocal cultic crestin (Partea I)

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2008, pp. 15-34

 

 

 

Abstract:  This study discusses the functions of the liturgical music in pre-Christian times as well as in the Byzantine and Western traditions. It explains the concepts of "drama" and "rhethoric" in the context of the music, using Christian-Patristic literature to clarify their meanings and implications in the spiritual life of the worshipping community.

 

 

 

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Aura Al. Constantinescu-Cazacu

 

Reflectiile tanarului Mircea Eliade despre semnificatia ortodoxiei

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2008, pp. 37-45.

 

 

 

Abstract:  The Thoughts of Young Mircea Eliade on the Significance of Orthodoxy

 

The present survey evidenced a less known aspect of Mircea Eliade’s preoccupation during the initiating period of “his spiritual itinerary”, when he encouraged young generation, which he himself was a part of, to crystallize its own ideal. Not accidentally, for the future savant in the history and philosophy of religions, the ideal may only be identified on the dike of orthodoxy, the core of the authentic Christianity. But the path is one of obstacles, not anyone and anytime can pass through it, and it only materializes at the end of a number of experiences of existential nature.

 

At the age of 20, Mircea Eliade admits in public that he is beginning to fill attracted by the orthodox tradition, a precious part of the Romanian history and culture and he sustains that you are not borne, but you become an orthodox, thesis that shall, during the era, give rise to intense discussions. His arguments of a physiological nature, with a significant existential-Christian and intuitive philosophy character, gave rise to powerful reactions from the coevals Nae Ionescu, Mircea Vulcanescu, Paul Sterian, Serban Cioculescu and others. Therefore in the pages of “Viata Literara” (“Literary life”) two ways of philosophical comparison to orthodoxy confronted: the classical one, where the faith acts almost fatalistic, as something inevitable, and the Eliadistic one (but with certain neo-protestant and oriental mysticism influences), whereby faith is reached (or not) based on our free choice and depending on the way of understanding the relation between transcendent and the material world.

 

 

 

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Zenovie Carlugea

 

Eminescu in atentia serviciilor secrete

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2008, pp. 47-55.

 

 

 

Abstract: Eminescu in the Light of Christian Meditation

 

The main idea of this paper starts from the increasingly popular tendency in some studies on Eminescu to discover in his works not only a poet of religious sensitivity, but also a poet whose creation focuses on Orthodox spirituality.

 

As all Romantic poets, Eminescu was interested in universal mythologies and he made use of referrential images and metaphores taken from the impressive diversity of humanity’s old cultural traditions. The study demonstrates that this Orthodox complex identifiable in the great poet’s thought is only one part of the great imaginary architecture built through his works.

 

 

 

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Mihaela Albu

 

Un reprezentant al „poeziei inchisorilor”: Zahu Pana

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2008, pp. 63-66.

 

 

 

Abstract:  Zahu Pana  and the „Poetry of Prisons”

 

A very important name of the Romanian writers who suffered under the communist regime, managing to emigrate and live in the last part of his life in the United States, was Zahu Pana. In exile, he published a volume of poetry Cu acul pe sapun (With a Needle on a Soap), but more important is his Antology - Poezii din inchisori (Poems from Prisons).

 

About his life in the Romanian communist prisons, about his poetry and also about many other poets who could create (with enormous sacrifices) tragic poems in those hard conditions, Zahu Pana spoke in an interview published in Lumea libera, the anti-communist newspaper published in New York.

 

This article put in the light for today readers the most important issues of this interview.

 

 

 

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Theodor Damian

 

Origen, Theologian and Philosopher: On First Principles

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2007, pp. 17-24.

 

 

 

Abstract:  This article intents to present one of Origen's most important books, On First Principles, and to indicate its relevance for the development of Christian theology after him. Starting with a brief introduction where Origen's personality is brought to the reader's attention, the paper focuses on the method the author uses in elaborating his work, and then discusses shortly a series of main theological topics of the book, such as those related to Christology, Pneumatology, Creation, Free Will, the  Holy Scriptures, and concludes by presenting Origen's legacy in the Christian world.

 

 

 

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 Aurel M. Cazacu

 

Titu Maiorescu – contemporanul nostru

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2007, pp, 27-33.

 

 

 

Abstract:  Titu Maiorescu – Our Contemporary

 

The author presents the complex personality of the one who was the mentor of The Junimea Society, of the one who directed the theoretical researches of his time by the means of his University lectures and who also had a defining contribution in the establishing of the Romanian orthography, in the orientation of the Romanian literature, in the political and diplomatic sphere. In the above-mentioned study one talks about the logic professor’s contribution, Titu Maiorescu, the one who in 1876 published in his Logic a sort of a schoolbook. The study brings into discussion the value of this work considered from the perspective of the contemporary thinking in this field.

 

 

 

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Titu Maiorescu was a multilateral personality that acted effectively on multiple plans and always with remarkable results. We remind, by the by, the exemplary orientation of literature from his time as a mentor of Junimea and materialized in Critice, the establishment of an ortograph that would fulfill the criteria of the economy of thought and of signs of it, the option for popular language and culture that lead to the natural concordance of writing and speaking with the natural development of thought, orientation of theoretical researches of that time by means of university courses and of public conferences, political and diplomatic activity and the remarkable parliament speeches or his efficient pleas in his quality of a lawyer.

 

On all these plans Maiorescu proved to be a winner, as in every case he acted in accordance with the same principles of correct thinking.

 

Maiorescu responded, besides, to a necessity that was made obvious in all major cultures, in the phases of their constitution – the necessity of rational order, necessity of logics.

 

Like his forefathers, but more consistently, he was concerned, beginning from his high school years and ending with the last lectures held at the University of Bucharest, of the appropriation and then of the teaching, by courses, and popularization, by conferences, of the knowledge of logics.

 

Emblematic, to Maiorescu, for his culture, for his behaviour and for his entire activity, remains Logica– a handbook-type book, he was most fond of (five editions between 1876-1898).

 

A Romanian historian wrote somewhere that among the 100 fundamental works of the Romanian culture there would also be the Logica of Maiorescu. So, a learning book, a popular work,with the purpose to instruct and to educate in an exemplary manner.

 

Let us not forget that it was used for decades along on this purpose in universities and high schools, giving birth systematically to generations of thinkers, clarifying, by its critical spirit, the Romanian language and culture, kneeling mentalities and behaviours, representing literally brightness in action.Such a handbook cannot be but an exemplary model for other learning handbooks. Like any model, it cannot be either measureless praised, or denigrated. The tryings of this type are harshly sanctioned. Right measure is imposed. One may leave behind many „details” of the Logica of Maiorescu. It is even necessary. But one can never leave behind conciseness, clarity, order and accessibility.

 

 

 

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Mihaela Albu

 

Ziarul Lumea libera – document si memorie a exilului romanesc

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2007, pp. 53-56.

 

 

 

Abstract:   The Free World Journal – A Document and a Memory of the Romanian Exile

 

This work is focused on one of the most important publications of the Romanian exile - The Free World Journal in New York, being registered in the vast area of the researches in the history of the press of our exile. The analysis highlights the particularly special part played by this publication in the life of the Romanian emigration both in America and on other meridians in the world. At the same time the research emphasizes the fight of this publication against the communist totalitarism. The value of The Free World Journal is also underlined through the contribution of some high-rank personalities from the Romanian and international sphere of politics and culture.

 

 

 

Lumea libera from New York –  a Document and Memory of the Romanian Exile

 

Living in exile, the majority of the Romanian intellectuals tried to continue abroad their cultural activities. Some of them wrote or published books, others managed to edit newspapers or magazines.

 

One of the Romanian newspapers, Lumea libera. The Free World, was published in New York between 1998 – 2005. Soon, this new publication became an important source of information, and also a real support of the Romanians in their fight against Ceausescu’s communist regime. Today, we can see it as a reference point, a document of the Romanians’ life in exile.

 

 

 

This paper focuses on one of the most important Romanian exile publications – the newspaper Lumea Libera from New York and fits into the wider area of research in the history of the press discussing Romanian exile.  The analysis emphasizes the special role of this publication in the life of the Romanian immigrants, both from the U.S. and from other meridians of the world. At the same time, the research shows the struggle of this publication against communist totalitarianism. The value of Lumea Libera newspaper is underlined also through the contribution of some premier personalities of the Romanian and international political and cultural spheres.

 

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Catalin Vatamanu

 

Fundamentele biblico dogmatice ale teologiei Învierii in opera Sfantului Ioan Gura de Aur

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2007, pp. 9-22.

 

 

 

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The Biblical-dogmatical Foundations of the Theology of Resurrection in the Writings of John Chrysostom

 

The approach of the biblical - dogmatical foundations of the Theology of Resurrection in the Writings of John Chrysostom is not the result of a speculative reflection and, even this approach is systemic and methodical, it doesn’t derive from scientific analyses, but it denotes an intense personal inner feeling.

 

The Resurrection is the essence of our faith and the base of the Church, is the mystery of human salvation, it is the basis of our renewal through baptism, the guarantee of our resurrection and of our eternal life. Even our Christian life is the proof of the presence of the Resurrection gifts and a foretaste of the eternal life.

 

 

 

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Zenovie Carlugea

 

Ecouri precrestine ale Isihasmului

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2007, pp. 23-29.

 

 

 

Abstract: Isihasmul (practică a liniştirii sufleteşti), apare în tradiţia paleo-creştină (sec.III –IV), ca virtute a purificării şi iluminării harice. Ulterior dobândeşte structurare, identitate şi fundamentare teologică (sec. XIV).

 

Ca sitem doctrinar se bazează pe exerciţiu meditaţiei întru desăvârşirea noetică şi ontologică.

 

Ideea de ascetism isihast, practicată de misticii ortodoxiei nord-dunărene vine de la o tradiţie pre-ceştină mai veche a preoţilor geto-daci.

 

 

 

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Mircea Itu

 

The Hermeneutics of Myth

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2007, pp. 33-49.

 

 

 

Abstract:  The article outlines the significant role which the hermeneutics of myth played in the philosophical approach towards religion in general.

 

The author follows different interpretations of the myth and relates them to other theories of myth, both traditional and modern.

 

The author shows some definitions of the myth and the view on the myth of different scholars who studied this field. Myth is not a false story, but a sacred history. He points out that myth is complementary to science and to history. He then describes the categories of myth and its meanings.

 

Afterwards, he reveals the perception of myth in the modern world and the negativistic theories against myth.

 

He concludes by showing what the aim of demythisation should be and that myth serves as a model, with its sacred and repetitive nature, being a ground for human behaviour.

 

 

 

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Nicolae Iuga

 

Teologia lui Dumitru Staniloaie in contextul spiritualitatii europene contemporane

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2007, pp. 19-28.

 

 

 

Abstract: Modernitatea a început cu o afirmare a a raţiunii şi a sfârşit cu o saturaţie raţionalistă. Dar, totuşi, se afirmă, trăirea mistică este esenţială şi constitutivă omului.

 

În eseistica franceză s-a vorbit insistent despre o “dezvrăjire” a lumii (désenchantement), prin lucrarea lui Marcel Gauchet, în care se relua un termen al lui Max Weber ce pretindea că în lumea modernă magia a  fost eliminată.

 

Pe de altă parte M.Eliade vorbeşte despre perenitatea lui homo religiosus.

 

Dumitru Stăniloaie este considerat unul dintre cei mai importanţi teologi europeni, autor al unui curs de Ascetică şi Mistică la facultatea de Teologie din Bucureşti. Ascetica echivalând cu purificarea de patimi şi dobândirea de virtuţi, Mistica fiind unirea cu Dumnezeu, stare la care se ajunge prin epuizarea tuturor posibilităţilor raţiunii.

 

 

 

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Theodor Damian

 

The Longing for God in Eminescu’s Poetry

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 2, 2007, pp. 37-44.

 

 

 

Abstract:  This paper is an attempt to demonstrate how  a series of fundamental values of the Christian Tradition as reflected in the Romanian Orthodox History were integral part of  Eminescu's thinking and implicitly present in his works.

 

In doing that the author starts an argument with one of Eminescu's interpreters, Alexander Melian, who explains some of Eminescu's direct or indirect references to religion in non-religious terms. The paper concludes with the idea that Eminescu was much more of a theologian than he appears to have been.

 

 

 

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Andreea Chelu

 

Poezia religioasa eminesciana: Rugaciune, Dumnezeu si om, Rasai asupra mea

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2007, pp. 13-19.

 

 

 

Abstract: Poezia şi religia – se afirmă în lucrare – reprezintă, fiecare în felul său, acte de comunicare.

 

Poezia religioasă apare mai întâi ca zestre spirituală. Ea va fi percepută fie ca literatură, fie ca operă de credinţă. Între ipostazele lirice eminesciene trebuie relevată dimensiunea creştină.

 

Opoziţia dintre credinţa simplă şi sinceră şi opoziţia ştiinţifică este evidenta în texte şi reflectă viziunea lui Eminescu asupra credinţei şi a raportului acesteia cu timpul.

 

 

 

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George Liviu Teleoaca

 

Lykantropia de la proslavirea unicului ziditor la apologia carnasierului sau Mircea Eliade contra lui Mircea Eliade

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 1, 2007, pp. 25-31.

 

 

 

Abstract:Fascinat de arhaismul atestat al lupului în simbolistica religioasă, Mircea Eliade a încercat să integreze într-o singură viziune toate manifestările cultice ilustrate de imaginea lupului.

 

Monumentalitatea unei opere nu poate servi – susţine autorul – suport pentru acreditarea unei erori. În acord cu subtitlul Istorie şi semnificaţie în religie, se pune în valoare ideea că istoria religiilor ar putea avea o contribuţie importantă la formarea unui nou umanism la scară mondială.

 

 

 

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Mircea Itu

 

Îndumnezeirea omului in viziunea lui Dumitru Staniloae

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2006, pp. 15-23.

 

 

 

Abstract:   traducerea titlu in engleza

 

Dumitru Staniloaie is one of the most important Christian Orthodox theologians from the XXth century. The author intends to outline that he also has a mystical approach to religion. Thus, following the theories of other important Christian theologians such as Saint John Cassian, Gregoy of Palamas and Nikolai Berdiaev, Staniloaie insists upon the image of God in man.

 

The author presents Staniloaie’s concepts of theosis and kenosis. In conclusion, one should not confront theology and mysticism.

 

 

 

Keywords: image of God in man, image of man in God, theosis, kenosis.

 

 

 

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George Liviu Teleoaca

 

Brasov – capitala ecumenica

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 4, 2006, pp. 25-29.

 

 

 

Abstract: Braşovul pune astăzi problema unor noi contribuţii lamişcarea ecumenică în vederea atingerii marelui ideal pe care autorul îl numeşte unitatea credinţei.

 

Biblia care va trebui respectată în întregul ei, prevede pentru preoţia lui Iisus Hristos o singură rânduială.

 

Pe plan general există temeiuri ontologice pentru a accepta unitatea Biserici, întoarcerea la unitatea originară prin regăsirea de sine a fiecăruia întru ascendenţa sa.

 

 

 

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Daniel Dascalu

 

Binecredinciosul Voievod Ştefan cel Mare si Sfant: cateva consideratii pe marginea canonizarii

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2006, pp. 15-27.

 

 

 

Abstract: La ceas aniversar (500 de ani de la trecerea la cele veşnice), sunt prezentate motivele care au determinat canonizarea domnitorului. Între acestea sunt enumerate – sub titlul de ortodoxia vieţii – trei mari virtuţi creştine: credinţa, nădejdea şi dragostea care l-au călăuzit de-a lungul vieţii.

 

Între alte virtuţi sunt pomenite ascultarea faţă de dohovnic, condiţie de primire a ajutorului lui Dumnezeu şi împlinirea rânduielilor Bisericii şi cea de ctitor de lăcaşuri sfinte.

 

 

 

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Zenovie Carlugea

 

Brancusi – reverberatii liturgice

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2006, pp. 29-32.

 

 

 

Abstract:  Nepot al cioplitorului în lemn, Constantin cel care ridicase biserica din Hobiţa cu hramul Sf. Dumitru. În cimitirul din vecinătatea ei dorm somnul de veci părinţii şi neamurile în frunte cu cioplitorul al cărui nume e trecut în proscomidarul din altar.

 

Constantin Brâncuşi – se spune în articol –avea în suflet duhul rugăciunii şi afirmase că i-a văzut pe tată şi pe bunic „rugându-se înainte de a ciopli lemnul cu barda pentru a face din el cruci.”

 

Templele şi bisericile, potrivit mărturiei sale reproduse în articol, au rămas lăcaşuri ale meditaţiei.

 

La Craiova, ca elev şi apoi ca mic slujbaş cânta în strana bisericii Madona Dudu şi trăgea clopotele.

 

Ulterior, în Franţa,  va fi şi cântăreţ şi paracliser la Capela Română din Jean-de-Beauvais  alături de preotul-paroh Chesarie Ştefanu. Între aforismele şi textele lui Brâncuşi: „Divinitatea e pretutindeni!...este chiar aici şi putem cu toţii să facem parte din ea….noi nu reprezentăm nimic”.

 

 

 

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Constantin Miu

 

Spiritul nastratinesc in La lilieci

 

Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, Nr. 3, 2006, pp. 33-39.

 

 

 

Abstract:  The Nastratinian Spirit in La Lilieci

 

In the series of The Bats, the dialogue, the elliptical formulations and the onomatopoeic interjections or the ones with verbal value (specific to the peasant, that makes the best of a bad bargain) give orality to a writing that exploits the virtues of the nastratinian spirit. The spectacle of the rustic humanity is similar (but not identical!) with the one from The memories of Creanga. If in Amintiri din copilarie (Childhood memories) of Creanga we find the game with masks, in a play that is similar to a carnival, performed by Nica and his brothers, the story-teller being both actor and director, in Morometii (first volume) by Marin Preda, and in the books that make the epic La lilieci written by Marin Sorescu, the way that the rural world is seen as a spectacle, proposes a different manner from that of Creanga. In Morometii, the protagonist – Ilie Moromete – becomes, along with the reader, a spectator of the things that happen, but there are moments when he is director and actor in the same time. The sorescian rural humanity is presented by a discrete director, that leaves the impression that the world is self presenting. That explains the presence of dialogue, which reveals the spontaneity of speaking and the fact that the play is performed right under the reader’s eyes. This trait belongs to the nastratinian spirit.

 

 

 

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