Church and the War. The Vision of the Orthodox Monk Nicola Velimirović about World War I


  • Iuliu Marius Morariu Faculty of Orthodox Theology, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania



Serbian cause, Serbia in Light and Darkness, Christianity and war, Humanism, Anglican Church, Serbian Orthodox Church


Using documents, books and articles written by Nicola Velimirović during World War I, this article investigates his attitude towards this conflagration and shows how his Christian views influence his outlook on this topic. Shared during his visits to the USA and England and via lectures given in venues like Westminster Abbey or Oxford University, his ideas make him a militant for peace and, at the same time, a man who defends his country's cause in front of the Austro-Hungarian abuses. Investigating his writings from this point of view is important because he manages to show a different face of the future Serbian bishop and brings to the fore his concerns regarding his contemporary society.

Author Biography

Iuliu Marius Morariu, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

PhD. Candidate, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


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How to Cite

Morariu, I. M. (2021). Church and the War. The Vision of the Orthodox Monk Nicola Velimirović about World War I. Postmodern Openings, 12(3Sup1), 113-124.



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