"The three Cappadocian Fathers, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa, have made a fundamental and enduring contribution to theology, alike in East and West. The many-sided presentations in this present volume, written by specialists, show clearly the creative originality of the ecumenical legacy of the Cappadocians." - Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, Oxford, UK
"This volume is a long-awaited work on the huge significance of the Cappadocians to the development of Christian history, doctrine, and spirituality. Nicu Dumitrașcu has used his well-known expertise in patristic and ecumenical matters to rope in a large number of high-ranking academics and scholars from many countries." - Hector Scerri, Faculty of Theology, University of Malta
"This book offers an ecumenical survey of the wide scope of influence of the Doctors of the Church in modern theological thinking." - Daniel Alberto Ayuch, University of Balamand, Lebanon
"This book fits perfectly in the research line of Nicu Dumitrașcu. In this well-structured book, he relates the insights of the Church fathers to contemporary ecclesiological and missiological questions." - Peter De Mey, University of Leuven, Belgium
"Early Christian views, shared by churches of East and West, are used creatively to promote both modern ecumenical efforts and the deepening of patristic insight in what Christianity is about. A large-scale discussion, promoted by a wide variety of experts from different churches is helpful for understanding Christian history and the possibilities that history holds open for our time and the future." - Teuvo Laitila, Eastern University of Finland
Nicu Dumitraşcu is Professor of Patristics, Mission, and Ecumenism in the Faculty of Orthodox Theology 'Episcop Dr. Vasile Coman' in the University of Oradea, Romania. His most recent book is Christian Family and Contemporary Society (2014). His forthcoming publication is Basil: Faith, Mission and Diplomacy in Shaping Christian Doctrine (2016).