Pr. lect. univ. dr. ION RESCEANU (coordonator), Martyrs and Martyrdom of True Faith during 1948-1989

Mitropolia Olteniei Publishing House, 2018, ISBN 978-606-731-053-5

This collective volume includes the articles presented at the scientific event Martyrdom and confessors of the right faith in the period 1948-1989, organised by the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Craiova in collaboration with the Alexandru and Aristia Aman Dolj County Library as part of the International Conference Politics, Diplomacy, Culture, 3rd Edition, Craiova, 8-9 June 2017. The event was carried out in the context of the declaration of 2017 by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church as “The Commemorative Year dedicated to Patriarch Justinian and to the Defenders of Orthodoxy during Communism”. Thus, the volume brings together a series of studies addressing the issue of the confession of the Orthodox faith, its inherent challenges, constraints and sufferings in our country (including Bessarabia) during the communist regime, bringing to the fore the testimony given in the spirit of defending the right faith and human dignity by numerous theologians, priests and monks who suffered from the communist persecution (Ilarion Felea, Nicolae Steinhard, Dumitru Stăniloae, Constantin Sârbu, Ioan Sabău, a.o.).