Review of Ecumenical Studies Sibiu

The Journal of Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

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The Ecumenical Journal Sibiu (RES) is the academic journal of the Ecumenical Research Centre of Sibiu and serves both national and international ecumenical research, enjoying an international scientific support. The journal is issued three times per year, each issue dealing with a specific topic.

The initiative behind the founding of the RES journal is related to the ecumenical tradition of the city whose name it bears. In 2007, Sibiu was the cultural capital of Europe and home of the Third European Ecumenical Assembly. These events were not accidental, as Transylvania is characterized by a long tradition of tolerance between the various Christian denominations. There is no other region in Europe where Eastern Orthodoxy, Protestantism and Catholicism have shared for centuries the same political and geographical area.

RES aims to reflect international and Romanian theological academic work. The studies, articles and reviews published in it fall within the field of theology, but also include a multidisciplinary perspective: philosophy, history, ethics, social sciences etc. . Born in Sibiu, a symbol of multiethnic coexistence, interreligious tolerance and the confluence of several cultures, our journal aims to become a mouthpiece for research and global and local ecumenical projects. The Romanian and international authors are encouraged to express their own cultural and theological tradition in their continual quest for the dialogue with other cultural traditions and denominations. People shall thus understand that true identity develops only in dialogue, ecumenical dialogue playing a role in self-knowledge: when I meet the other, I understand better who I am myself. Removing false images, ecumenism does not lead to confusion and dilution of identity, but on the contrary - in this passage, through dialogue I go back to myself, changed by this encounter, enriched and strengthened in what I am. Thus, joint responsibility of all Christians shall manifest and strengthen regardless of the area they live in.

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Executive Editors

Aurel Pavel, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Stefan Tobler, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Editorial Director

Ciprian Iulian Toroczkai, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Editorial Advisory Board

Prof. Laurenţiu Streza (the Metropolitan of Transylvania, Andrei Åžaguna Orthodox Theological Faculty, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)
Prof. h.c. Christoph Klein (The German Lutheran Department for Protestant Theology, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)
Prof. Ioan Ică Jr. (Andrei Şaguna Orthodox Theological Faculty, the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)
Prof. Emeritus. Hermann Pitters (The German Lutheran Department for Protestant Theology)
Prof. Paul Niedermeier (The Institute for Social-Human Research, the Romanian Academy)
Prof. Erich Renhart (Roman-Catholic Theological Faculty, Karl-Franzens University of Graz)
Prof. Christoph Schwöbel (The Lutheran Theological Faculty, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)
Prof. Dorothea Wendebourg (The Theological Faculty, Humbold University of Berlin)
Pantelis Kalaitzidis PhD (The Academy for Theological Studies, Volos, Greece)
Prof. Piero Coda (The Sophia University Institute, Loppiano/Florence)
Prof. Luigino Bruni (The Faculty of Economics, University of Milano-Bicocca)
Prof. Nicolas Cernokrak (St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute, Paris)
Prof. Em. Walter Dietrich (The Theological Faculty, University of Bern, the Department for Lutheran Theology)

Editorial Coordinator

Rotraut Barth, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Editorial Staff

Alexandru Ioniță, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Dragoș Boicu, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Daniel Buda, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu /World Council of Churches

Publisher
DE GRUYTER OPEN
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

RES aims to reflect international and Romanian theological academic work. The studies, articles and reviews published in it fall within the field of theology, but also include a multidisciplinary perspective: philosophy, history, ethics, social sciences etc. . Born in Sibiu, a symbol of multiethnic coexistence, interreligious tolerance and the confluence of several cultures, our journal aims to become a mouthpiece for research and global and local ecumenical projects. The Romanian and international authors are encouraged to express their own cultural and theological tradition in their continual quest for the dialogue with other cultural traditions and denominations. People shall thus understand that true identity develops only in dialogue, ecumenical dialogue playing a role in self-knowledge: when I meet the other, I understand better who I am myself. Removing false images, ecumenism does not lead to confusion and dilution of identity, but on the contrary – in this passage, through dialogue I go back to myself, changed by this encounter, enriched and strengthened in what I am. Thus, joint responsibility of all Christians shall manifest and strengthen regardless of the area they live in.

The publishing process of RES starts with a call for papers session followed by a blind-reviewing process, which is meant to assure high-quality articles.

The articles for RES are to be sent via e-mail to res@ecum.ro and they are selected depending on the relevance to the given topic and on the observation of the author guidelines. The final decision of publishing an article belongs to the reviewers.