The Path to Enlightenment: Dumitru Stăniloae's Teachings on Personal Growth and Spiritual Metamorphosis of the Soul


  • Moses Adeleke Adeoye


Dumitru Stăniloae, Personal Growth, Spiritual Metamorphosis, Eastern Orthodoxy, Transformative Journay


This paper undertakes an examination of the teachings of Dumitru Stăniloae, with a specific emphasis on his profound understanding of personal growth and the spiritual metamorphosis of the human soul. Stăniloae's viewpoint on these matters is carefully analyzed and placed within the broader context of Eastern Orthodox Christian theology. The paper examines Stăniloae perspective regarding the quest for illumination, emphasizing the profound expedition that individuals undergo as they endeavour for spiritual progression and inner metamorphosis. Moreover, it explores the practical implications of Stăniloae's teachings for individuals who are actively seeking personal development and a deeper comprehension of their spiritual existence. His exploration of theosis and the dynamic interplay between human agency and divine grace provides invaluable insights for individuals embarking on a spiritual expedition. In conclusion, innate capacity for personal growth and the collective dimension of religious existence, Stăniloae's teachings persist in illuminating the journey towards spiritual enlightenment within the Eastern Orthodox faith.

Author Biography

Moses Adeleke Adeoye

University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran,






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