• Doru Costache

    Doru Costache

    Lecturer in patristics at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Australia

    Protopresbyter Doru Costache (ThD, Bucharest 2000) lectures in patristics at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, a member institution of the Sydney College of Divinity, Australia.

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Genesis Theology: Patristic Understandings

In my early days in the University of Bucharest, I was confronted by the opinion of many colleagues and students that the Orthodox must side with creationism against evolution. This meant presenting Genesis 1–2 literally, as a scientifically accurate report on the universe. I begged to differ and ended up quite isolated. After my relocation...

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Person, Nature, and Personhood Theology

For contemporary Orthodox theology, irrespective of the terms used throughout the centuries, ecclesial anthropology focuses on the mystery of personhood. This amounts to saying that Orthodox anthropology, with its markedly spiritual and/or ascetic dimension, is person-centered and not nature-centere... Read more.