Protestant, husband, father, historian, anarchist, punk, reader of good books, and beloved child of God. An Australian, married to a Romanian, and living in the United Kingdom, I work as a historian of twentieth century East-Central Europe. During the day I write about fascism, antisemitism, student movements, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. At night I read Christian classics, devotional books, theology, Biblical criticism, and the sociology of religion.
Mine is a somewhat eclectic Christianity. Though I usually worship with Protestants I write on Orthodox theology and am very at home with Roman Catholic thinkers. In the course of my travels over thirty years I have been an Anglican, a Baptist, a charismatic Methodist, a Pentecostal, a Sydney Evangelical, an emergent Presbyterian, part of evangelical and charismatic churches in Romania, and another non-denominational church in Connecticut, USA. My heart cherishes all these communities. Prayer, collective worship, Bible study, social justice, and brotherly love are all cornerstones of my faith, and I can think of no better summary of what I believe than the Lausanne Covenant.
In addition to scholarly articles on Eastern European history which you can find elsewhere on this site, my first book is entitled Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania, and I have also translated Dumitru Stãniloae’s The Holy Trinity: In The Beginning There was Love into English. At the moment I am writing a book on lived religion in 1930s Romania, a bigger monograph on antisemitic student activism across Europe in the 1920s, and am translating excerpts from Gala Galaction’s journals.
Thank you for following my blog. May God guide you and bless you in your life and work as He continues to make you more like Jesus everyday.
I see that you wife is from Romania. Has she ever heard of a Romanian prophet named Dimitru Duduman?
“A Disciple of Christ”
Hi Tim, The short answer is no – he’s not well known inside Romania. From what google turns up on him, his experience is similar to that of a lot of Romanian political prisoners who made it to the West: His faith helped him withstand brutal persecution from the Romanian state and he held out great hopes for America, only to get there and discover that it wasn’t very Christian after all, which then led him to criticize modernity in general as evil. What is your interest in Duduman?
I listened to him preach many years ago; his grandson (Michael Boldea, Jr.) was the interpreter. I have also read the dreams and visions that he had about the United States.