Dr. Adonis Vidu
- Associate Professor of Theology
First Year at Gordon-Conwell:
- Dip. (University of Oradea)
- B.A. (Emmanuel Bible Institute)
- M.Phil. (Babes-Bolyai University)
- Ph.D. (University of Nottingham)
- Theology After Neo-Pragmatism (Paternoster, 2008)
- Postliberal Theological Method: A Critical Study (Paternoster Press, 2005)
Ministry to Emerging Generations
Dr. Vidu came to Gordon-Conwell from his home country of Romania, where he had spent the past 10 years teaching, first at Emmanuel University and then at the University of Bucharest. He also spent the last two years as an adjunct professor at Liberty University.
He brings to Gordon-Conwell not only teaching experience but also administrative experience, having served as the Director of Research in the Faculty of Theology at Emmanuel University. In 2004, he organized the “Christianity and Postmodernism” International Conference at Emmanuel University.
Dr. Vidu has spoken at a number of conferences. The most recent of these were the “Living in Truth” – A Conceptual Framework for a Wisdom Society and the European Construction, Cluj-Napoca, 2007; the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society; Religion After Metaphysics: Biannual European Society for the Philosophy of Religion Conference, Tuebingen, 2006; and the international conference on “The Philosophy of Pragmatism: Religious Premises, Moral Issues and Historical Impact” in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2006.
Dr. Vidu has been the recipient of six scholarships, the most recent being the Langham Research Scholarship. He is a member of the Society for the Study of Theology, the Seminar for Interdisciplinary Research of Religions and Ideologies, the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology, and the Evangelical Theological Society. He is a founding member of the Romanian Association of Religious Studies.
Dr. Vidu’s scholarly interests include systematic theology, philosophical theology, the philosophy of religion and philosophical hermeneutics. He is currently doing research on recent atonement theory, postfoundationalism and emergent theology.
Dr. Vidu’s personal interests include spending time with his wife, Adriana, and his little daughter, Hannah; jogging, playing soccer, reading science fiction, military history and urban planning, and listening to music (almost everything from alternative to acoustic folk).