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Diacronia 11, June 10, 2020, A164 (1–6)https://doi.org/10.17684/i11A164en

The Romanian Orthodox Church and higher education: between academic freedom and constraint

Oliviu Felecan

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Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, North University Centre of Baia Mare, Faculty of Letters, Str. Victoriei 76, 430122 Baia Mare, Romania

History

Received February 10, 2020
Accepted March 26, 2020
Published June 10, 2020

Key words

theological education
university freedom
church
offensiphobia

Abstract

This study is likely to cause certain controversies, as it deals with problems of the way in which academic rights and freedom of expression are interpreted in the twenty-first century in a state of the European Union in which the Romanian Orthodox Church is trying to impose certain restrictions based on abuse of authority and dominant power. The continuous intrusion of the Romanian Orthodox Church in universities may be construed as a constant attack on university autonomy, as a wish to subordinate and control the academic milieu, under the pretext of managing theological matters. Theologians’ scientific and teaching activity should depend on their merits exclusively, not on obtaining the consent of a bishop who, most often, does not pertain to the system of higher education.

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    Text:Felecan, O. (2020). The Romanian Orthodox Church and higher education: between academic freedom and constraint, Diacronia 11 (June 10), A164 (1–6), https://doi.org/10.17684/i11A164en
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{felecan2020,
     author = {Oliviu Felecan},
     title = {The Romanian Orthodox Church and higher education: between academic freedom and constraint},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2020},
     month = {June},
     number = {11},
     eid = {A164},
     doi = {https://doi.org/10.17684/i11A164en},
     pages = "(1–6)",
     url = {http://www.diacronia.ro/journal/issue/11/A164/en}
    }

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