Radu BordeianuAssociate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of Theology
Education:Ph.D., Theology, Marquette University, 2006
Th.M., Theology, Duke University, 2000
M.A., Theology, Iasi, Romania, 1999
Dr. Bordeianu's research focuses on ecumenical ecclesiologies' especially the dialogue between the Orthodox and Catholic churches'the relationship between the Trinity and the Church, theology of creation, and environmental issues. He is particularly engaged with the ecclesiology of the Romanian Orthodox theologian Dumitru Staniloae, placing special emphasis on Staniloae's contribution in ecumenical discussions on the Church.
His book, Dumitru Staniloae: An Ecumenical Ecclesiology has been published by Continuum (2011). His other works appeared in Pro Ecclesia, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Downside Review,Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, Theological Studies, book chapters, etc. He has presented numerous academic papers and was invited guest lecturer nationally and internationally. He has also been interviewed on television, radio, and newspapers.
Dr. Bordeianu is the Director of the Annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium, an ongoing series intended to encourage the exploration of ideas pertaining to the theology of the Holy Spirit within an ecumenical context and in dialogue with contemporary issues. He is also the Director of the des Places Libermann Award in Pneumatology, which honors the individual who has made the most significant scholarly contribution to the area of pneumatology in the preceding five year period.
He also served as President of the Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA), and is one of the co-conveners of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Bordeianu is involved in various capacities with the most active ecumenical organization in the area, namely Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania.
- Primacies; Contemporary Ecumenical Ecclesiologies (Ph.D);
- Ecclesiology, Christology (MA)
- Preaching and Catechesis in the Early Church (Independent Study for Aquinas Institute, D.Min.)
- Ecumenism and Anthropology
- Intro to the Bible
- Jesus the Christ; Eastern Christianity (advanced undegraduate)
- Theological Views of the Person
"The Biblical Nature of the Church and the Ecclesial Nature of the Bible: An Analysis of Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae's Ecclesiology." In Studii Teologice 2 (2013): 165-188. [pdf]
"Primacies and Primacy According to John Zizioulas," St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 58 (2014): 5-24. [pdf]
Priesthood, Natural, Universal, and Ordained: Dumitru Staniloae's Communion Ecclesiology," Pro Ecclesia 19 (2010): 405-433.[pdf]
"The Contribution of Dumitru Staniloae's Ecclesiology to Ecumenism and Society, Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 62 (2010): 55-85. [pdf]
"Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue: Retrieving Eucharistic Ecclesiology," Journal of Ecumenical Studies 44, no. 2 (2009): 239-65. [pdf]
Review of Dumitru Staniloae, Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide for the Faithful and a Definitive Manual for the Scholar (South Canaan, PA: St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, 2002), in Archaeus 12-13 (2007-2008): 414-416. [pdf]
"Maximus and Ecology: The Relevance of Maximus the Confessor's Theology of Creation for the Present Ecological Crisis" The Downside Review 127 (2009): 103-126. [pdf]