Course Facilitator Details

Dr Rodica Stoicoiu

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Location: Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States

I have been a professional minister in the Church for 30 years. I hold an MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Catholic University of America. My area of study and my current research interests are in the areas of Roman Catholic -Orthodox dialogue and the theology of liturgy especially as this informs the theology of Eucharist, Church and Ministry. I have taught both at the undergraduate and graduate level for almost twenty-five years, and am also the director of liturgy for St. Agnes parish in Shepherdstown, WV. I have published in numerous professional journals, book chapters (including the chapter on Eucharist and forgiveness in the new book "Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty, published by Liturgical Press, and co-authored with three of my academic associates, a new book "Genesis, Evolution and the Search for a Reasoned Faith," published through Anselm Academic.) I strongly believe that the academic study of theology of the liturgy must be augmented by active pastoral experience and have worked to bring these two elements together for students and parishioners throughout my professional life.