The Theological Review (in Romanian Revista Teologica) is an official publication of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan See of Transylvania (named also “Ardeal”), edited by the Centre for Theological Research of the “Andrei Şaguna” Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Sibiu, Romania

Andreiana Publishing House, Sibiu
Online ISSN 2069-8895
ISSN-L 1222-9695


The Theological Review was established in 1907 at the initiative and under the guidance of Dr. Nicolae Bălan, at that time professor at the Orthodox Theological Institute in Sibiu, the future Metropolitan of Transylvania (Ardeal). It was suppressed because of political reasons between 1947 and 1956 and reissued starting with 1956 under the title “Mitropolia Ardealului.” The journal was published again under its original name since 1991.


The Theological Review is a quarterly journal. It is issued in March, June, September and December of every year.

Peer review

The Theological Review publishes only peer-reviewed original contributions (see ).

Editorial Objectives

The Theological Review publishes contributions authored by Romanian or international authors of Orthodox or other confessions, either in the classical fields of theology (biblical, historical, systematic or practical) or from an ecumenical, inter- and transdisciplinary perspective. The Section “Patristics” publishes short Church Fathers’ texts in Romanian translation with scientific introductions. The Section “Church and Ecumenical News” published ecumenical texts in Romanian translation, accompanied by commentaries and short reviews and news about the newest ecclesial events. Finally, The Ecumenical Review publishes book reviews on the newest books published in field of theology and religious studies.

Journal Sections


pastoral letters written by the bishops of the Metropolitan See of Transylvania


original and new research that meets the current editorial requirements


translations into Romanian of patristic literature, accompanied by introductions, notes and comments


significant church life events, scholarly chronicles, papers presented during scientific events, Orthodox or ecumenical


extended, critical reviews of recent work published in Romania and worldwide in the field of theological studies (theology, church history and culture)

The authors assume all responsibility for their published work. They do not represent, unless otherwise stated, the official position of the Archbishopric of Sibiu, of the Metropolitan See of Transylvania, of the “Andrei Şaguna” Faculty of Theology in Sibiu, or the opinion of the Editorial Board.