Transmission of Orthodox ethos in the context of contemporary culture
The aim of this study is to answer to the question: How is it possible to preach the Christian Orthodox way of life in the contemporary cultural context? First, this text tries to understand contemporary culture as a postmodern one, characterised by difference, fragmentarism, subjectivism, and relativism. Second, it delineates the main relations between culture and Christian faith in the history of Christianism, from contradictions to understandings, and it choses which of them are the best options for today context. Third, it gives some pragmatic directions to our Faculties of Orthodox Theology to successfully accomplish their mission in the contemporary world.
Keywords: culture, Orthodox ethos, Postmodernism, Christianism
NICOLAE TURCAN, VASILE STANCIU