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Memories of Fr. Ion Bria

Gelu Mircea Buta, Memories of Fr. Ion Bria
There are many journals and memoirs published in the quarter century since the collapse of the communist regime, some, perhaps the most valuable, written during the dictatorship or in exile, or others, in the period of freedom that followed. Very few of them bears the signature of priests, and among the most important of them, are, no doubt, the memories of Father Ion Bria, emblematic figure of the Church, titled “The second baptism” and modestly subtitled: “Autobiography”. The article evokes Father Ion Bria and analyzes his volume of memories.

Keywords: journals, Fr. Ion Bria, Romanian theology, Romanian Orthodox Church