CONFESIUNE ŞI CONVERTIRE
CONFESSION AND CONVERSION
Universitatea din Craiova
Facultatea de Litere, str. Al. I. Cuza, nr. 13
The paper analyzes the relationship between confession and conversion such that it is revealed by several diaries, memoirs and autobiographies belonging to Romanian and foreign authors (Gena Geamănu, Monica Fermo, Paulin Lecca, Danion Vasile, Klaus Kenneth, John Oliver, and Matthew Gallatin). I take into account two different meanings of the Greek word metanoia (literally, “change of the mind”): one of them is repentance, the other is conversion.
In The New Testament, repentance for one’s sins is the condition for entering the
Key words: confession, conversion, metanoia, repentance, Orthodoxy
Cuvinte-cheie: confesiune, convertire, metanoia, pocăinţă, ortodoxie