ZUR EINORDNUNG VON ARSENIE BOCA (1910-1989 ) IN DER RUMÄNISCHEN RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE
Author(s): Ionuţ Daniel Băncilă
ON THE PLACE OF ARSENIE BOCA (1910-1989) IN THE ROMANIAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY
Subject(s): Comparative Studies of Religion
Published by: Romanian Assoc. for the History of Religions & Inst. for the History of Religions, Romanian Academy
Keywords: theological anthropology; Nichifor Crainic; Francisc Rainer; D. Stăniloae; Filokalia; sacred art; hagiography; nationalism; genetics; bioethics.
Summary/Abstract: A very popular spiritual figure nowadays in Romania, Arsenie Boca’s theological profile is rather seldom addressed. The main aim of this short contribution is to question the place Arsenie Boca has in Romanian religious history of the 20th century, by tracing the main topics of his theological teaching and the figures which mostly inspired it, among his teachers and friends. Apart from the fact that most of his works are occasional writings, there are hints that show Arsenie Boca aimed to account theologically for a total anthropology, as a theoretical framework which would do justice to the biological (and genetic) conditioning of man as well as to the spiritual strive towards God. This vision he could confront with the Patristic/philokalic anthropology he was working on in order to make it accessible to a wider Romanian public. This original synthesis – a rather original bioethics – was never fully articulated as such, yet it can be regarded as the main theological legacy of his work.
- Issue Year: XX/2016
- Issue No: __
- Page Range: 275-290
- Page Count: 16
- Language: German