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Catalin Vatamanu

Catalin Vatamanu

Catalin Vatamanu

associated Ph.D. student

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Catalin Vatamanu

Theologische Fakultšt
Martin-Luther-Universitšt Halle-Wittenberg
Franckeplatz 1, Haus 25
06110 Halle / Saale

phone: ++49 (0) 345 / 552 30 13
fax: ++49 (0) 345 / 552 72 39

Theologische Fakultšt Halle

Education in the Old Israel

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ernst-Joachim Waschke

The goal of my Ph.D. thesis is the history of the education in Ancient Israel on the basis of the present state of research in theology and historical education research. The topic "Education in the Old Israel" is at the same time a topic of the Biblical Exegeses and the analysis of the Hebrew and Greek terminology, in addition, an interdisciplinary study and not just theological. The main topics are based on the comparative investigation of the cultures of Israel, Egypt and Mesopotamia.
The divine and the institutionalized education represent the basis of the Hebrew Biblical society and also of our contemporary society. The family, the school, temples and the groups of intellectuals played an important role in Israel.
In the topic of my doctoral thesis, "Education in the Old Israel“, I would like to discuss the following problems:

  1. Divine Pedagogy - main concern of the Hagiographers of the Old Testament:
    • Educational principles in the Torah;
    • Development of the education in the monarchical period;
    • Pedagogy of the prophets of the Old Testament;
    • Aspects of the instruction and education in the post-exile literature.
  2. The institutionalized framework of the education in the Old Testament:
    1. Education in the family:
      - The child as sense of the family;
      - Justice as educational ideal
    2. Development of the public education:
      - Schools of the prophets, Rabbinical schools;
      - The synagogue - public school and worship place
    3. Contents and goals of the education
  3. Hebrew-Christian religious instruction between tradition and modern trend:
    1. Development of the Hebrew educational ideal
    2. The teachings of the Jesus Christ
    3. The interdependence between Theology and the permanent education
    4. Early Hebrew training and its meaning for today’s educational theory and practice

A chapter concerning theological instruction in the context of a secularized  society will be a comparative study between religious education of the Old  Testament and modern religious education.

Education and training

since 10/2005scholarship from Diakonisches Werk der EKD at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Faculty of Theology
Project: Education and Training in Old Israel
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ernst-Joachim Waschke
10/2003Started to work on my PhD thesis at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology "Dumitru Staniloaie", University "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi
Research field: Old Testament and Hebrew Language
Project: Education and Training in Old Israel
2001-2002Master degree in Theology at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology "Dumitru Staniloaie", University "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi
Research field: Biblical Theology
1997-2001Faculty of Orthodox Theology "Dumitru Staniloaie", University "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi
Research field: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
1992-1997High-school theological seminary "St. George" Botosani
Research field: Pastoral Orthodox Theology

Work experience

10/2002-09/2004

The Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Bukovina - Iasi
Domain: Administrative Structure
Occupation or position held: Referent

09/2001-09/2002

"Cuza-Voda“ High-School, Iasi
Occupation or position held: Religion Teacher

Publications

  • "Mother of God in the Holy Sacrament of Extreme Unction",  in Gracious Light, Review of Romanian Spirituality and Culture, Romanian Institute  of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality, New York, 2003, No. 3, pages 17-24.
  • "The Holiness - a Present Vocation of the Church" in Gracious  Light, Review of Romanian Spirituality and Culture, Romanian Institute of Orthodox  Theology and Spirituality, New York, 2004, No. 2, pages 15-17.

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