Jurnal teologic 11.2 (2012)

 

MARIȘ, Daniel. "The Triune God and the Dynamic of Forgiveness in the Body of Christ." Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 5-32.
Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest

Abstract
How much do we learn about God and about forgiveness when we are dealing with betrayal, infidelity and sin in the Body of Christ? This article argues that the forgiveness that God offers when confession derives from real self-knowledge is properly regarded as healing. And that healing is the restoration of balance in that sense that it will enable the minister to receive forgiveness and to begin a new phase of his spiritual journey, teaching the people about real forgiveness and sharing with them the painful journey of forgiveness.
Keywords: God, forgiveness, Church, ministry

SABOU, Sorin. "The Law, the Flesh, and the Spirit - Romans 8:1-13." Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 33-46.
Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest; Liberty University

Abstract
The dominion of the Spirit in the new realm of salvation is an vital element for having part in the eschatological life. The dominion of sin and death with its results in a mindset determined by the flesh is broken by the power of the Spirit of life which gives the covenant blessings to those who have a mindset determined by the Spirit.
Keywords: Law, flesh, Spirit, salvation, Paul

ARDELEAN, Ben-Oni. "Etica postmodernă vs. morala creștină: impact asupra spiritualității creștine. / The Ethics of Postmodernity vs. Christian Morality: Its Impact on Christian Spirituality." Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 47-61.
Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest

Abstract
Our day ethic is somewhere debated, most of the time in attempt to define if there is a common base or there is no one due to the postmodernist influence. A view on ethics that is considered as conservative is the Christian Ethics, mostly due to the absolutes and Universalist views in ethics, views that are considered by most postmodernist as being outdated and inappropriate to impose to society. What are the differences between the Postmodern and Christian view on ethics? Are there any common grounds to build on? Is there an impact on Christian daily life and spirituality? To those questions and others that are not included, I will try to answer through this article in order to clarify this interaction between postmodernist view on ethics and Christian view on morals.
Keywords: ethics, moral principles, spirituality, postmodernism

BABAN, Octavian. "Pavel și Duhul Sfânt: metafore și paralelisme fundamentale. / Paul and Holy Spirit: Metaphors and Essential Parallelisms." Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 63-79.
Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest

Abstract
One of the most profound subjects in the letters of Paul is the ministry of the Spirit in the believer. To have a good understanding of Paul's teaching you need to take into consideration the literary devices and concepts used by Paul to describe the ministry of the Spirit. This article is a succinct analysis of the metaphors and comparisons (similarities and antithesis, paradoxes) used in Paul's letters.
Keywords: Holy Spirit, Paul, metaphors, antitheses, paradoxes

VANDERENDE, Mattheus. "The Significance of the Mighty Acts of God in the Psalter for Liturgy and Spirituality." Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 81-125.
Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven

Abstract
From the very outset of Scripture, and therefore for those believing these Scriptures, the works of God are revealed and recognized. The Psalter teaches us to incorporate them in private and public worship, and to reframe and contextualize them for our day and age, the era of the mighty deed of building the church. What I meant to do in this paper is to call us to the Psalter for private devotions and liturgical gathering. To do so is to step liturgically into God’s story which is not science fiction, but historical participation.
Keywords: Psalter, Liturgy, spirituality, God

BARTOȘ, Emil. "Câteva lecții din spiritualismul Reformei radicale. / Some Lessons from the Spirituality of Radical Reformation." Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 126-161.
Baptist School of Theology, University of Bucharest

Abstract
The immediate purpose of this article is to delineate the historical and doctrinal background of Radical Reformation's spirituality, and to select some lessons for contemporary Evangelical communities. The indirect purpose of this article is to identify those spiritual aspects that are supposedly viewed as starting points for the Evangelical movement in Romania, and to show that these suppositions are wrong if they are not described specifically.
Keywords: Reformation, Anabaptist, spirituality, Evangelical

GHERMAN, Daniel. "Contribuții baptiste la drepturile omului - expresie și a statutului acestora de „ceilalți“ în istorie. / Baptist Contributions to Human Rights - Expression of Their Status as 'the Others' in History." Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 163-175.
Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest

Abstract
The article presents two baptist principles which can be the foundation for two  articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The baptist quality as „the other” is the source of such improvments in human rights.
Keywords: human rights, baptists, citizens

COLDA, Teodor-Ioan. "Condiționări vetero-testamentare în interpretarea unor teme literar-teologice din Evanghelia după Ioan (I). / Old Testament Influences in Interpretation of Some Theological-Literary Themes in the Gosple of John (I)." Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 177-199.
Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest

Abstract
In this study the author will analyze two important Old Testament themes on which the author of the Fourth Gospel is building the meaning of his gospel narratives: 1) the theme of the suffering son and 2) the theme of the leaving prophet and the disciple remaining prophet. The study is analytical, based on specific Hebrew narrative parallelism, in which the sequences of a narrative provide a pattern for future biblical narratives. Based on the text, at the end the author will propose a literary paradigm for each theme. Finding internal narrative paradigms used in the Fourth Gospel is a valuable and fruitful exercise in terms of hermeneutic. The interpretation of the Fourth Gospel’s narratives is enriched by a correct understanding of the use of Old Testament literary and theological themes and also of the Old Testament narrative patterns.
Keywords: Fourth Gospel, narrative, narrative patterns, Old Testament, themes

Book Reviews COLDA, Teodor-Ioan, Daniel MARIȘ, Creația biblică – reflecții teologice în contextual dialogului creștin, București: Editura Didactică și Pedagogică R. A., 2009, 320 p, ISBN: 978-973-30-2455-2. Jurnal teologic Vol 11, Nr 2 (2012): 201-204.