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Dr. Adonis Vidu

Professor of Theology


Dr. Vidu (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) came to Gordon-Conwell from his native Romania, where he previously taught at Emmanuel University and the University of Bucharest. He is a constructive theologian who is involved in a recovery of the patristic and medieval Trinitarian theology for the contemporary church, with an eye to its conceptual clarity and validity. Having done previous work in theological epistemology (Theology After Neo-Pragmatism, 2009), hermeneutics (Postliberal Theological Method, 2005), and the doctrine of the atonement (Atonement, Law, and Justice, 2014), his current research focuses on a recovery, clarification and defence of the ancient rule of the inseparable operations of the Trinity (forthcoming with Eerdmans, 2019). This project also generates a fundamental rethinking of several loci of systematic theology through the doctrine of ‘divine missions.’

At Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Vidu teaches a number of electives in addition to systematic theology, including: Recent Theories of the Atonement, The Attributes of the Trinitarian God, Modern Theology, Theological Hermeneutics. He is also one of the conveners of the Gordon-Conwell Theology Forum, a space for robust and friendly theological exchange among students and faculty.

Dr. Vidu is married to Adriana and they have one daughter, Hannah. He also serves as an elder at Grace Chapel, Lexington.


  • Dip. (University of Oradea)
  • B.A. (Emmanuel Bible Institute)
  • M.Phil. (Babes-Bolyai University)
  • Ph.D. (University of Nottingham)


  • The Same God Who Works All Things: An Exposition and Defense of the Doctrine of Inseparable Operations. (forthcoming Eerdmans, 2021)
  • “The Place of the Cross Among the Inseparable Operations of the Trinity” in Locating Atonement: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics (Zondervan, 2015)
  • Atonement, Law, and Justice (Baker Academic, 2014)
  • Theology After Neo-Pragmatism (Paternoster, 2008)
  • Postliberal Theological Method: A Critical Study (Paternoster Press, 2005)

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