Can Orthodox Biblical Theology be Autonomous?

The Case of the Bible from 1914

Constantin Oancea 1
  • 1 PhD, Associated Professor at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania. Adress: Mitropoliei 20, 550179, Sibiu


The current trend among Orthodox theologians is to identify a fitting profile for biblical theology. The ecclesial and pneumatological dimension of biblical interpretation and the recovery of the patristic spirit of exegesis are the main principles invoked. Should Orthodox biblical theology develop autonomously, ignoring western biblical theology? The case of the Bible from 1914 analysed in this study shows that Orthodox biblical theology should develop taking into account heterodox biblical theology and making reference to its results.

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