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Sacred Space

by Augustin Ioan
Translated by Alina Ciric
Preface by Archbishop Chrysostomos

ISBN 0–911165–52–5
135 pp.

“In this book we find…the language and concepts, as well as the paradigms and philosophical and epistemological categories, that open up to us a new dimension of thought—the realm of that middle ground in which we study the ineffable effably and contextualize what is noetic, bringing into reach what lies beyond the normal parameters of our cognitive and dianoetic reach. …It is not only a trenchantly insightful treatise on sacred space, with implications…for Orthodox theological studies; beyond this, its methodological approach addresses the universal need for a model in which to study all of those issues of an ontological and existential kind that intersect with matters of importance in the theological realm. …[T]his is not simply a book about a certain subject; it is also a discourse on discoursiveness itself and an exercise in intellectual investigation which…transcends its own purpose and scope in its greater heuristic utility, both conceptually and methodologically.” —From the Preface

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About the Author
Professor Augustin Ioan is Dean of Graduate Research at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania, where he received the Ph.D. degree in architecture. A two-time Fulbright Scholar, he also holds a second doctoral degree, in philosophy, from the University of Bucharest.
About the Prefacer
The Most Reverend Dr. Chrysostomos is a Senior Scholar at the C.T.O.S. He completed his studies in history (with a concentration in Byzantine historical theology) at the University of California, the Licentiate in Theology at the C.T.O.S., and his graduate study in psychology at Princeton University. He has held professorial posts at the University of California, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Ashland University and visiting professorships at the Theological Institute of Uppsala University (Sweden) and, as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at the University of Bucharest, the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iaşi, and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. His Eminence is also former Executive Director of the United States Fulbright Commission in Romania.