Raul-Ovidiu Bodea

Research Interests

Raul-Ovidiu Bodea is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Orthodox Pastoral Theology from the Faculty of Theology of the University of Oradea, Romania, and a Research Masters: Masters of Advance Studies in Theology and Religion from KU Leuven, Belgium. He is currently finishing a thesis dealing with the relationship between Orthodox theology and existentialist philosophy with a focus on the thought of Russian religious philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev, and Greek Metropolitan John Zizioulas.


1. “Nikolai Berdyaev’s Dialectics of Freedom: In Search for Spiritual Freedom” in Open Theology, vol. 5, no. 1 (2019), 299–308. https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2019-0023
2. “Existential Theology as a Challenge to A Patristic-Based Methodology in Orthodox Christianity: From Georges Florovsky and Vladimir Lossky to John Zizioulas” in Louvain Studies, vol. 43, no. 4 (2020), 335-351. https://doi.org/10.2143/LS.43.4.3289100
3. “Imago Dei as a critique of capitalism and Marxism in Nikolai Berdyaev” in Studies in East European Thought, vol. 73 (2021), 77-93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11212-020-09379-x
4. “The Task of Authenticity: Martin Heidegger and Nikolai Berdyaev in Dialogue” in Ex Patribus Lux: Essays on Orthodox Theological Anthropology and Georges Florovsky’s Theology, ed. Nikolaos Asproulis & Olga Sevastyanova (Volos: Volos Academy Publications, 2021), 50-58.
5. “The Tragedy of Politics in the Religious Philosophy of Nikolai Berdyaev” in Louvain Studies, vol. 44, no. 1 (2021), 40-54. https://doi.org/10.2143/LS.44.1.3289240