• Hermina Nedelescu

    Hermina Nedelescu

    Scripps Research / Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (Graduate Theological Union)

    Dr. Hermina Nedelescu is a neuroscientist and a theologian in training. Her neuroscience research interests are concerned with the neurobiological control of abnormal behaviors and brain functions relevant to human psychopathology. Her theological research work aims at bridging the gap between science and theology with a focus on developing a theological anthropology rooted in the Orthodox tradition and connecting this to modern neuroscience.

    Dr. Nedelescu is also an instructor for Stepping Higher Inc., a faith-based organization funded by The County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services, providing an ongoing training and certification program for clergy, pastors, and behavioral health providers to better minister to those suffering from mental disorders.

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Christian Practice

Forgiveness Sunday

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University is pleased to present the 2024 season of our Lenten series “Orthodox Scholars Preach,” featuring sermons by leading Orthodox Christian scholars. The sermon for Forgiveness Sunday is given by Dr. Hermina Nedelescu. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at video.fordhamorthodoxy.org.

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Documents, Public Life

Which Vaccine Should I Receive?

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Religion and Science

Reflection on Faith and Science in Light of Covid-19

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Liturgical Life, Religion and Science

The Eucharist, Its Physical Elements, and Molecular Biology

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