ANDREI ŞAGUNA AND THE LEADERS OF THE EVANGELICAL-LUTHERAN CHURCH IN TRANSYLVANIA

  • Mircea Gheorghe Abrudan

Abstract


Born, educated and living in the multilinguistic and multiconfessional space of the Austrian Monarchy, Andrei Şaguna has been able to fructify both the cultural and the patristic heritage of Orthodoxy, and the modern and liberal spirit of the second half of the 19th  century, cultivating good relationship with Bishop Georg Daniel Teutsch and friendships with Alois Sentz and Jakob Rannicher. His correspondence and the historiographic evidence reveal these contacts as having been marked by respect, due to the function his acquaintances had in the academic staff, the imperial and local administrative and educational mechanism, but especially by reverence and appreciation. The life, activity, and works of Metropolitan Andrei Şaguna, make him a European figure, because of his formation, his pastoral mission, his strong dedication to education and to bringing the culture closer to the Transylvanian Romanians, and his part in the inter-confessional dialogue before the initiation of the Ecumenical Movement and the official contacts between the Orthodox and the Lutheran churches.


Published
2016-06-30
How to Cite
ABRUDAN, Mircea Gheorghe. ANDREI ŞAGUNA AND THE LEADERS OF THE EVANGELICAL-LUTHERAN CHURCH IN TRANSYLVANIA. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 61, n. 1, p. 95-118, june 2016. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/50>. Date accessed: 31 mar. 2020.
Section
Historical Theology