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Bisericile Creștine Baptiste din Romania 1948-1965, recenzie în Analele Universității din Craiova 1/2013

Anale Istorie Craiova 1-2013

În cadrul Analelor Universității din Craiova, seria Istorie, Bogdan Emanuel Răduț, istoric și autor al unor cărți privind istoria evanghelicilor în comunism, a publicat o recenzie a cărții mele, Bisericile Creștine Baptiste din România între persecuție, acomodare și rezistență, 1948-1965, recenzie pe care o public și eu mai jos preluată de pe blogul autorului

Bisericile Creștine Baptiste din România 1948-1965 - copertă fațăMarius Silveşan, The Baptiste Christian Churches from  Romania among persecution, accommodation and resistance (1948-1965), Cetatea de Scaun Publishing Press, Târgovişte, 2012, 410 pages.
   We have been witnessing lately  new historiographical ,memorial issues and, why not, some of them even journalistic about the evangelical believers in the Romanian communist regime, although they are better known  under the name of evangelicals. The weak, but promising start of  a new generation of historians gives us the  hope that over the coming years to point out, at least by and large, which was their status and  role in the post-communist Romania.
Starting from PhD thesis sustained in 2010 at the  University of Bucharest coordinated by Professor Dinu C.Giurescu, the work of the historian Marius Silveşan leads us into the Baptist community during  the years of Romanian stalinism. These were  probably the most troubled years of communism in our country, a fact that arises from  some realities face at that time:the crowded prisons with  political, and religious prisoners and the mass deportations. The years 1948-1965 were also characterized by multiple national transformations: collectivization, five year plans , nationalization and there’s no doubt that these changes affected the communities and the Baptist believers.
Still from  the title it is clearly that the volume involves three approaches: persecution accommodation and resistance. The Baptist churches had been recognized as a legal  cult  since 1944. But, between the public discourse and reality  there was a big difference. Marius Silveşan sought to emphasise this difference, proving bringing proofs in order to sustain the idea of persecution. The slogans according to which there was religious freedom are in total contrast with the historical realities of that period. The regulations, assignations, dismissals, the investigations, assassinations- to list only a few of them- were realities faced by the Baptist believers  and others like them, although the legal denominations had religious rights recognised  by the Constitution, and the Decree no. 177 ( 1948).
Starting from the sources of the archives, most of them revolutionary, dr. Marius Silveşan has carried out a summary of great necessity for both the Baptist believers as well as for other evangelical denominations  and historians interested in this period..
The complexity of the book  is apparent both in the contents, as well as its bibliography, a fact that proves the  professionalism with which it was approached..
The volume is structured in several sections with different approaches. Chapter I –„Social, political, institutional and legislative changes in the first decades of communism in Romania”, „Social, political, institutional and legislative changes in the first decades of communism in Romania”, introduces the reader into the social, political and cultural life of the period.
When we refer to the religious life,  we have in mind  the Constitution that guaranteed  religious freedom, at least de jure. In Chapter II – „Baptist Christian Churches  and the dynamics of the religious life between the years 1948-1965”, – the author  shows us who are the Baptist believers, as well as their dynamics. Following the history line until 1856 when the first Baptists were recorded in  Romania, Silveşan emphasizes their development over time, until the  end ‘ of 1980s. In this section, any reader  can get acquainted with the internal mechanisms of the Baptist denomination. Chapter III – „The Baptist pastors – A life dedicated to ministry?” – is a collection of five portraits preceded by a historical approach on the rules of the entitlement to preach at that time. Chapter IV – „The Theological Education”,- presents the institution  that prepared the Baptist pastors  for ministry,  in this case the Baptist Theological Institute in Bucharest. In that period some Baptist pastors (such as Alexa Popovici and Ioan Bunaciu) completed their theological studies at other theological centers such as the Othodox Theological Seminary from Bucharest or the Protestant Theological Seminary from Cluj-Napoca. In Chapter V – „The harmony between religious denominations –a factor of popular democracy”,  -we find the relationships of the Baptist denomination with the Romanian Orthodox Church and other Evangelical denominations (in 1950 the state united all Evangelical denominations in the Federation of Evangelical Denominations from The Popular Republic of Romania; this federation included the following denominations: Baptist Church, Adventist Church, Pentecostal Church , Evangelical Church)and similar churches from abroad (the external relations were carefully monitored and governed by authorities). Chapters VI –„The Baptist churches  between persecution and accomodation”,   – and VII – „The response of the Christian Baptist churches  to  the constraints of the state. Actions of questioning and response” – defines the idea of oscillation of the Baptist leaders between accommodation and resistance. The biographies, portraits, personal histories that the author emphasizes with their lights and shadows, are very interesting and presented in an authentic style on the principle sine Ira et studio. Some of the Baptist  leaders had  to endure persecution for their beliefs, while others  made compromises. From the actions of questioning of the oppressive system that limited the freedom of faith proclaimed by the Constitution, we can mention various reports of the pastors , illegal baptisms, the founding of the Committee for the Defense of Religious Freedom and of Conscience (A. L. R. C. ), and so on. It is important to mention the fact that these actions did not register only  between the years 1948-1965, but also during the Socialist regime and, in particular, in the years ’70 and ’80. The impressive  work of dr. Silveşan ends with conclusions and opinions of some key figures from the Baptist community and not only. The bibliography is followed by 10 annexes with documents and photos, as well as an index meant to help the  reader in finding  the information he looks for.
I do not intend to end my paper without presenting a few opinions of some well-known  historians, as they are presented in the book. The introduction is written by PhD Ecaterina Lung (University of Bucharest), who emphasises that „It must be stated from the beginning that the book is about a denominational history,  written by a member of the Baptist community, but at the same time, it should be stressed that it is a history written with scientific objectivity and in compliance with all the requirements of professional ethics. The insight that  Marius Silveșan can have into the subject allows him to understand better  the phenomena and to explain them to those less familiar with these. At the same time, the status of historian, acquired at the University of Bucharest, helps him to overcome easily  the fact that he is a member of the Baptist denomination and „do his job” correctly and well-balanced. PhD Adrian Cioroianu (University of Bucharest): „The main merit of work consists, I believe, in the theme itself: there’s no doubt that the history of this  religious minority from  Romania is one of the chapters of national history which must be known and investigated better, in the context of the religious life in the first two decades of Communist Regime”. PhD Alexandru Neagoe (The West University of Timişoara):”The purpose of the thesis is to establish the historical truth about the relationship between the communist State and the Baptist churches as it can be reconstituted by means of an attentive analysis of genuine documents  [ … ] and the scarce bibliography available in books and magazines”. PhD Cristian Barta (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca ): „The subject treated by Mr. Marius Silveşan is of high interest and completes with professionalism the stage of the research in the relationships between the state and Christian churches in Romania in the first two decades from the issuing of the Law on religious denominations by the communist regime (1948). Academist Dinu C. Giurescu, the scientific counsellor of the doctoral thesis that represents the starting point of the present work  states that: „an orderly exposure follows the plan of a work designed to present and analyze a theme which had not been the studied before, in this case the Baptist church between the years 1948-1965.”
 Even though the book is addressed to a certain public that is acquainted with this subject, we appreciate the historical magnitude and complexity of the volume and its framing in the  Romanian historiography on the relationships  between the state and churches during the Communist regime. Baptist churches have always militated in favor of religious freedom,  faith and conscience, and also for the separation between church and state. These principles made them to endure courageously  the post-communist years of oppression, an on the other hand, to oppose the State’s interference in the internal affairs of the Church.
I congratulate PhD Marius Silveşan, hoping that the issuing of this work will bring clarity in the relationships between the Romanian communist state and Romanian Evangelical churches, and the Baptist church in particular.
In conclusion PhD Otniel Ioan Bunaciu, the president of the The Baptist Union of Romania  considers that „the work of Mr. Marius Silvesan represents an important contribution in the research and understanding of a complex past. The author uses a balanced historical approach of the events from the  post-communist period and in consequence, this work avoids the subjectivity of personal interpretations, by trying to clarify and to lead the reader to a better understanding of a past that has left its mark on the religious life of the Baptists from Romania up to the present. „

Bogdan Emanuel Răduţ

În memoriam Prof. Gheorghe Buzatu – update

Astăzi, 20 mai 2013,  a încetat din viață istoricul și profesorul Gheorghe Buzatu (1939-2013).

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Conform lui Corneliu Ciucanu, de la Centrul de cultură şi civilizaţie europeană, trupul neînsuflețit al istoricului Gheorghe Buzatu va fi depus, marţi, la Biserica “Sf. Lazăr”din Centrul Civic din Iași, iar înmormântarea va avea loc joi, la ora 12,00.

Gheorghe Buzatu s-a născut, la 6 iunie 1939, în comuna Sihlea, judeţul Vrancea. A urmat Liceul ‘Regele Ferdinand’ din Râmnicu Sărat, iar apoi Facultatea de Filologie-Istorie, Secţia istorie, în cadrul Universităţii ‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ din Iaşi (1956 – 1961). Este doctor în Istorie din 1971.

A fost cercetător ştiinţific (1961 – 1992) la Institutul de Istorie şi Arheologie ‘A. D. Xenopol’ al filialei din Iaşi a Academiei Române şi cercetător ştiinţific principal (1992 – 1997) al Centrului de Istorie şi Civilizaţie Europeană al filialei din Iaşi a Academiei Române. Începând cu 1997 a fost profesor universitar de Istorie contemporană şi Relaţii Internaţionale la Universitatea din Craiova şi profesor consultant la Universitatea ‘Ovidius’ din Constanţa.

A fost senator de Iaşi în legislatura 2000 – 2004, ales pe listele Partidului România Mare. A făcut parte din Comisia pentru politică externă a Senatului, precum şi din Delegaţia Parlamentului României la Adunarea Parlamentară a Consiliului Europei (dec. 2002 – dec.2004).

Gheorghe Buzatu a desfăşurat o bogată activitate ştiinţifică: 55 de cărţi publicate sub nume propriu, 70 de volume coordonate sau în colaborare, peste 500 de studii şi micro-monografii, articole, eseuri, note etc. Este coordonator al prestigioasei colecţii ‘Românii în istoria universală’, care a ajuns la peste 140 de volume. În martie 2010, Gheorghe Buzatu şi-a lansat colecţia Opera Omnia, o colecţie paralelă publicată de editura Tipo Moldova, cele 13 volume pe care le conţine făcând parte din colecţia ‘Românii în istoria universală’.

Printre cele mai importante volume publicate se numără: ‘România şi trusturile petroliere internaţionale până la 1929′ (Iaşi, 1981, Premiul Academiei Române); ‘Din istoria secretă a celui de-al doilea război mondial’ (vol. I-II, Bucureşti, 1988-1995); ‘O istorie a petrolului românesc’ (Bucureşti, 1998); ‘Istoria Românilor în secolul XX. 1918-1948′ (Bucureşti, 1999; reeditare, 2002). În iunie 2007, Senatul Universităţii ‘Ovidius’ din Constanţa i-a decernat, la propunerea Facultăţii de Istorie şi Ştiinţe Politice, titlul de Doctor Honoris Causa. În decembrie 2008, Adunarea Generală a Academiei Oamenilor de Ştiinţă din România l-a ales pe Gheorghe Buzatu ca membru corespondent.

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În memoriam Prof. Gheorghe Buzatu

Astăzi a încetat din viață istoricul și profesorul Gheorghe Buzatu (1939-2013).

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La mulți ani, Bogdan Emanuel Răduț!

Bogdan Emanuel Răduț este istoric și slujitor în cadrul Bisericii Creștine după Evanghelie din Craiova.

El este autorul a două cărți privind cultele evanghelice din România comunistă.

Statul şi Biserica în România Comunistă (1948-1965)


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Conferinţa Naţională de Educaţie BCER-UBCE 4-6 octombrie 2012

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Între 4-6 octombrie 2012 va avea loc Conferinta Nationala de Educatie – BCER-UBCE.

Conferinta va avea loc in incinta Bisericii “Antiohia” din str. Episcop Radu nr. 53-55, Bucuresti
Joi, 4 octombrie (seara) – ora 18:00 – deschiderea conferintei; mesaj biblic de incurajare.
 Vineri, 5 octombrie – sesiuni sustinute de profesori si persoane implicate in cadrul Institutului “Timotheus”:
 Sesiunea 1: Unicitatea Bibliei

o   Revelația, inspirația, ineranța
o   Răspunsuri la atacuri asupra canonului Bibliei Autoritatea Bibliei

Sesiunea 2: Rolul Bibliei în edificarea Bisericii prin:
o   Predicare
o   Școala duminicală
o   Studiul Bibliei în grupuri mici

Sesiunea 3: Relevanța Bibliei
o   Biblia în epoca modernă
o   Relevanța Bibliei pentru generația postmodernă

Sesiunea 4: Rolul Bibliei în transformarea societății
o   Valorile morale
o   Valorile culturale

Sambata, 6 octombrie – sesiune sustinuta de fratele Bernhard Ott, invitat special.
 – dezbateri.
 Conferinta se va incheia sambata, 6 octombrie, cu masa de pranz.
Secretar General

Apariţii editoriale (1) – Din cuvintele lui Teodor Popescu

Din cuvintele lui Teodor Popescu, ediţie îngrijită de Horia Azimioară, Editura Little Lamb, Bucureşti, 2012, 530 pag.

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