As we see in this volume and the others that constitute hisåÊDogmatic Theology, Fr. Staniloae is both steeped in the ancient tradition and conversant with his contemporaries...The result in the present volume is a theological work focusing on the Church that draws on the voices of his tradition, studies the reflections of h is contemporaries, and constructs a "traditional" synthesis that is unique and fresh.
Fr. Staniloae's work is characterized by that dual fidelity - to the past and to the present - that is the requirement of any theologian of any era. But it is infused by a sense ofåÊinspirationåÊthat is difficult to find in any modern theological writing. Fr. Staniloae's readers are encountering a voice that is thoroughly reliable in that it is so learned and faithful. But it is a deeply person voice - creative and stunningly, disarmingly free. - Peter C. Bouteneff, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary