By Danut Manastireanu
This research seeks to enquire the trinitarian consistency of Dumitru Staniloae’s basic ecclesiology, by means of use of a ‘perichoretic version of the church’, rooted within the patristic thought of trinitarian perichoresis, which describes the reciprocal interpenetration of the divine people, in keeping with their universal divine ousia. Staniloae makes his japanese patristic knowing of the Trinity the root of his complete theological
construction, together with his ecclesiology. For him, the Church, as a theoanthropic fact, is termed to be an icon of the Trinity, a real mirrored image in area and time of the perichoretic family latest without end among the divine folks of the triune God. This demands an ecclesiology that's rooted both in Christology and in pneumatology, any imbalance during this dynamic major, in Staniloae’s opinion, both to over the top institutionalism and authoritarianism or to exaggerated individualism and subjectivism. The trinitarian inconsistencies printed via the research version we've got used come up extra from the attribute clericalist and sacramentalist traits inherent to Orthodoxy as a rule, than from the actual nature of Staniloae’s theology.
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