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Articles, publications and academic presentations

Publications of the staff:

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Ileana Carmen Rogobete: „Reconstructing Trauma and Meaning: Life Narratives of Survivors of Political Violence during Apartheid in South Africa”. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

Alexandru Neagoe: „Credință și societate - O perspectivă apologetică asupra proceselor juridice din scrierile evanghelistului Luca”, Editura de Vest, Timișoara, 2015.

Silviu Eugen Rogobete: „Drepturile omului - Origini și practici”, Editura de Vest, Timișoara, 2015.

Ileana Rogobete, Alexandru Neagoe (Editors): „Contemporary Issues Facing Families” - Selected papers from the international conference ”Contemporary Issues Facing Families: Psychological, Social and Spiritual Perspectives in Dialogue”, 14-16 September 2012, Timișoara, Romania; Verlag für Kultur und Wissenschaft, Culture and Science Publ., Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Bonn, 2013.

Alexandru Neagoe (Editor): „Counselling and Spirituality in the Helping Professions” - Selected papers from the international conference ”Counselling, Faith, Profesionalism: The Role of Christian Values in Specialised Counselling”, Valea lui Liman, România, 24-26 June 2011; Verlag für Kultur und Wissenschaft, Culture and Science Publ., Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Bonn, 2012.

Alexandru Neagoe (Editor): „Values and Spirituality in Social Work Practice” - Selected papers from the international conference ”Spiritually oriented social work practice”, 18-20 June 2010, Băile Herculane, România; Verlag für Kultur und Wissenschaft, Culture and Science Publ., Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Bonn, 2011.

Alexandru Neagoe, Heleen Zorgdrager (Editors): „Postmodernity - Friend or Foe? Communicating the Gospel to Postmodern People: Theological and Practical Reflections from Central and Eastern Europe”, Kerk in Actie - Utrecht, Mirton - Timișoara, 2009.

Alexandru Neagoe: „Asistența socială a familiei - o abordare sistemică”, Editura Universității de Vest, Timișoara, 2007.

Alexandru Neagoe, Ileana Radu (Editors): „Continuities and Discontinuities in a Time of Change. Family Therapy and Systemic Practice”, Papers presented at The Second International Conference on Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, 23-25 November 2006, The West University of Timisoara, Romania; Editura Mirton, Timișoara, 2007.

Peter C.A. Morée, Alexandru Neagoe (Editors): „Faces of Diaconia. Towards a Christian Understanding of Social Services”, Papers from the Consultation of Churches and Theological Faculties of Central Europe and the Netherlands on „Diaconia, Concepts and Practice”, 4 to 8 July 2005 in Buzău, Romania; Kerkinactie - Utrecht, Mirton - Timișoara, 2006.

Silviu Eugen Rogobete, Andrew Otchie (Editors): „Ethnic and religious diversity in Europe: A collection of texts from the 1st ECPM Congress.”; ECPM, Amersfoort, 2006.

Silvo Devetak, Olesea Sirbu, Silviu Rogobete (Editors): „Religion and Democracy in Moldova / Religie și democrație în Moldova”, Maribor-Chișinău, 2005.

Silviu Rogobete: 'Morality and Tradition in Postcommunist Orthodox Lands: On the Universality of Human Rights with Special Reference to Romania' - paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 28-31 August, 2003;

Silviu Rogobete: "The Unfinished Odyssey of a New 'Law for the General Regime of Religion' in a South East European Country: The Romanian Case". - paper presented as part of the Network for Democracy, Human Rights and Protection of Persons Belonging to Ethnic and Religious Minorities in South Eastern Europe, Maribor, Slovenia, 23-24 May 2003.

Silviu Rogobete: An Ontology of Love, POLIROM, Iasi, 2001;

Silviu Rogobete: "Religion and Social Change. Some Reflections on the Role of Religion in Contemporary Society", in For a Democracy of Values: Strategies of Religious Communication in a Pluralistic Society, Ecris - Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Studying the Religious Problems of the European Integration, New Europe College, Bucureşti, 2002;

Silviu Rogobete; "Mystical Existentialism Or Communitarian Participation? Vladimir Losski and Dumitru Stăniloae" in Dumitru Staniloae. Tradition and Modernity in Theology, Turcescu L., Editor, The Center for Romanian Studies, Oxford UK and Portland US, 2002

Silviu Rogobete; REPORT: Democracy and Religion - The Romanian Experience, Timiş County Council, Timişoara, Romania, 31 May - 1 June 2002

Alex Neagoe, The Trial of the Gospel: An Apologetic Reading of Luke's Trial Narratives, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 2002.

Robert Lazu, The Discreet Charm of Theology, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, 2001.

Robert Lazu, Corneliu Mircea (coordinators), The Sacred Horizon, Polirom, Iaşi, 1998. .

Silviu Eugen Rogobete: „Subject and Supreme Personal Reality in the Theological Thought of Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae. An ontology of love”. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Brunel University, November 1997.

Silviu Eugen Rogobete: „Mystical existentialism or communitarian participation? Two alternatives from the Orthodox tradition.” London Bible College, London, 1996.

Recent participation at international conferences:

"European Integration and the Question of Values. Issues Facing Joining Countries", Key-Note Speaker at the International Conference: Belief & Integration: The Spiritual and Ethical Issues of EU Integration, 20th June 2002, Ashford Borough Council Chamber, Ashford, UK.; (Dr. Silviu Rogobete)

"Religion and Social Change. Some Reflections on the Role of Religion in Contemporary Romania", the international seminar Pour une democratie des valeurs. Les strategies de la communication religieuse dans une societe pluraliste, Bucureşti, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Studying the Religious Problems of the European Integration, New Europe College, 30 Nov. - 1 Dec. 2001; (Dr. Silviu Rogobete)

"Ethics and the Protection of the Poor in Romania." Innovative Integration, Lord Chancellor's Residence, Parlamentul Marii Britanii, Westminster, Londra, 14 noembrie 2001 (dr. Silviu Rogobete)

Internet Publications

Andrew A. LaBreche - "Ancient Near Eastern Religious Forms: A Case For Contextualization", A Paper Presented to Dr. Jan Verbruggen of the faculty of the Evangelical Theological Faculty of Heverlee (Leuven), Belgium, In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for A First Minor in Old Testament, September 2002

Gina Bulica - "The Theological Basis of the Physician-Patient Partnership", (Romanian), Article published in "The Christian Physician" magazine, The Christian Physician in Romania Association, no. 5, September 2001, pp. 11-14.

Ileana Rogobete - "Social Identity and Challenges of Transition in Romania"

Hendrie Van Maanen - "Impossible tolerance in post modern times"


The Rapture Follies: Kinda Like the End of the World Only Funnier, A Novel by Scott Garber, Co-Founder of Areopagus, former missionary to Romania.

Ileana Carmen Rogobete - Reconstructing Trauma and Meaning (2015) Neagoe, Alexandru - Credință și societate (2015) Rogobete, Silviu Eugen - Drepturile omului: Origini și practici (2015) Rogobete, Ileana, ed.; Neagoe, Alexandru, ed. - Contemporary issues facing families (2013) Neagoe, Alexandru, ed. - Counselling and spirituality in the helping professions (2012) Neagoe, Alexandru, ed. - Values and spirituality in social work practice (2011) Neagoe, Alexandru, ed.; Zorgdrager, Heleen, ed. - Postmodernity - friend or foe? (2009) Neagoe, Alexandru - Asistența socială a familiei: O abordare sistemică (2007) Neagoe, Alexandru; Radu, Ileana, eds. - Continuities and discontinuities in a time of change: Family therapy and systemic practice (2007) Moree, Peter C. A.; Neagoe, Alexandru - Faces of diaconia: Towards a Christian understanding of social services (2006) Devetak, Silvo; Sirbu, Olesea; Rogobete, Silviu, red. - Religion and democracy in Moldova / Religie si democratie in Moldova (2005) Neagoe, Alexandru - The trial of the gospel: An apologetic reading of Luke's trial narratives (2002) Rogobete, Silviu Eugen - O ontologie a iubirii: Subiect si realitate personala suprema in gandirea parintelui Dumitru Staniloae (2001)