The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Postmodernity

Identity, Pluralism and Communion

  • Cristian Sebastian Sonea Babes-Bolyai University, Romania


The article presents the characteristics of the postmodernity and its consequences on the issues of identity, pluralism, and communion. As an “unstable” philosophical current it enters in contact with the “stability” and authority of the orthodox teachings, and consequently, the ideological conflict is very possible. Therefore, the article gives a theological answer to the above-mentioned issues, proposing at the same time some orthodox attitudes towards contemporary postmodern society.

Keywords: postmodernity, mission, protean identity, emerging churches, postmodern communities, ecclesiology

How to Cite
SONEA, Cristian Sebastian. The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Postmodernity. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 63, n. 2, p. 5-17, dec. 2018. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 02 apr. 2020. doi:
Systematic Theology