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Title: Filled with the Trinity
Subtitle: The Contribution of Dumitru Staniloae's Ecclesiology to Ecumenism and Society
Author(s): BORDEIANU, Radu
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 62    Issue: 1-2   Date: 2010   
Pages: 55-85
DOI: 10.2143/JECS.62.1.2056230

Abstract :
Staniloae’s understanding of the relationship between the Trinity and the Church can be systematized in four models: the Church being a reflection of the Trinity; an icon of the Trinity, where the Church is a presence of the Trinity by grace, pointing towards the Trinity; the ‘third sacrament,’ as instrument and revelation of the Trinity; and the ecclesiological consequences of Staniloae’s understanding of theosis. Consequently, Staniloae contended that the same intra-Trinitarian relationships are manifested both in the Trinity and in the Church, contributing to the ecumenical dialogue on the ecclesiological consequences of the Filioque and suggesting a solution to the problem of depersonalization.

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