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Senior Research Fellow

The Revd docent Dr Parush R Parushev

BS, MS, PhD (St Petersburg), MDiv (Southern Seminary, Louisville, USA), PhD (Fuller Seminary, California)

Dr Parushev was deeply involved in the academic culture and development of IBTS Prague, first as Academic Dean and later as Rector. He is currently Rector of St. Trivelius Institute Sofia. He has held a number of academic positions at colleges and universities across Europe and the USA, authored and edited several books and published a number of academic works in science and theology. Dr Parushev is a member of a number of international academic bodies and expert groups of BWA, EBF, EEAA. He is an ordained Baptist minister.

Dr Parushev has a habilitation in the field of applied mathematics and extended habilitation in theology. He is a member of the Commissions on Freedom and Justice and on Theological Education and Leadership Formation of the Mission, Evangelism & Theological Reflections division of the Baptist World Alliance, member of the Ethical expert group of Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, member of the Visitation Evaluation Team of the European Evangelical Accrediting Association. 

Publications

Parush R Parushev and Rollin G Grams, Academic Reasoning, Research and Writing in Religious Studies: A Concise Handbook. Foreword Dr Keith Jones. Brno, CZ:Tribune EU/ edition Librix.eu, 2008, 
Parush R Parushev, Christianity in Europe: The way we are now with a response by Vija Herefoss. In the Crowther Centre Monographs Series, Volume 9 (May 2009). Oxford: Church Missionary Society, 2009.
Ivana Noble, Kateřina Bauerová, Tim Noble and Parush Parushev, Cesty pravoslavné teologie ve 20. století na Západ [The Ways of Orthodox Theology in the West in the Twentieth Century]. Prague, CZ: Centrum pro studium democracie a kultury (CDK), 2012.
Parush R Parushev, Rollin G Grams and Lina Andronovienė, Academic Reasoning, Research and Writing in Religious Studies: A Concise Handbook. Foreword Dr Keith Jones. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Prague, CZ: IBTS Publ., 2014.
Ivana Noble, Kateřina Bauerová, Tim Noble and Parush Parushev, The Ways of Orthodox Theology in the West in the Twentieth Century. Translated from Czech by Tim Noble. Foreword by John Behr. Yonkers, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press.
Ивана Нобл, Катержина Бауерова, Тим Нобл, Паруш Парушев, Пути Православного Богословия на Запад. Перевод Сергея Гагена и Юлии     Янчарковой. Серия „Современное богословие”. Москва, Издательство ББИ [Библейско-богословского института св. Апостола Андрея], 2016 [Russian Translation of Ivana Noble, Kateřina Bauerová, Tim Noble and Parush Parushev, Cesty pravoslavné teologie ve 20. století na Západ. Moscow, Russia: St Andrew’s Biblical and Theological Institute] 
Ivana Noble, Tim Noble, Parush Parushev, and Kateřina Bauer with an Introduction by Fr. John Behr, Wrestling with the Mind of the Fathers in (Post-)modern Orthodox Theology. Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2015.
Ivana Noble, Kateřina Bauerová, Tim Noble and Parush Parushev, Mnohohlas pravoslavné teologie ve 20. století na Západě. Prague, CZ: Centrum pro stadium democracie a kultury (CDK), 2016, in Czech,

Book Chapters

Parush R Parushev, Living the Vision: The Churches Getting Bulgaria to Rescue All Its Jews. Eugen, OR:  Pickwick. Imprint of Wipf and Stock (2017, forthcoming)
Parush R. Parushev, Mission in Culturally Orthodox Context, (2018, forthcoming)

 

Rollin G. Grams and Parush R. Parushev, editors, Towards an Understanding of European Baptist Identity: Listening to the Churches in Armenia, Bulgaria, Central Asia, Moldova, North Caucasus, Omsk and Poland. In Mapping Baptist Identity Research Publication Series, gen. editor Dr. Parush R Parushev, Volume 5. Prague, CZ: IBTS Publisher, 2006.
Keith G Jones and Parush R Parushev, editors, Currents in Baptistic Theology of Worship Today. In Occasional Publications Series. Volume 6. Prague, CZ: IBTS Publishers, 2007.
Parush R. Parushev, Ovidiu Creangă, Brian Brock, editors, Ethical Thinking at the Crossroads of European Reasoning, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Theological Symposium of the International Postgraduate Theological Fellowship, February 14-16 2007. In IBTS Occasional Publications Series. Volume 7. Prague, CZ: IBTS Publisher, 2007.

Dr. Glen Stassen: Biographical Notes, Vitania, Journal of the Evangelical Baptist Churches in Bulgaria, July/September, 1998, 14, in Bulgarian, ISSN: 1310-6112
Teaching Mission of the Bulgarian Baptist Theological Institute, Vitania, Journal of the Evangelical Baptist Churches in Bulgaria, July/September, 1998, 11-12, in Bulgarian.
East and West: A Theological Conversation, Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. I, No. 1 (September 2000), pp.
Do We Think through the Reality We Live in? Vestnik, (Magazine of the Slavic Community Centre, Sacramento, USA), # 5 (05), October, 2001, 18 (in Russian) 
A Response paper to Dr. Donna Hailson's presentation “Being and Obeying: Leaders Leading out of Who They Are and Whose They Are,” Proceedings of the BICTE VI conference, 04-06 July 2002, Seville        
The Practice of Ministry in the Post …World: What is all this about? JEBS, Volume three, No.2 (January 2003), 33-49, ISSN 1213-1520
On Some Developments in Russian Orthodox Theology and Tradition. In Ian M. Randall (ed.), Baptist and the Orthodox Church: On the way of understanding. IBTS Occasional Publications Series. Volume 1. Prague, Czech Republic: IBTS, 2003, 81-97 
A Response to [Dr. Daniel Carro's Address] “Challenges to Christian Mission Today.” In Denton Lotz (ed.) Proceedings of the BWA Summit on Baptist Mission in 21st Century ”Reaching the World for Christ” BWA General Council, May 05-08, 2003, Swanwick, England, 25-30 
Presence and Witness: Facing Challenges to Christian Mission Today, JEBS 4:2     (January, 2004), 25-33.
“Mirotvortsi” (The Peacemakers),” A polemic in Bulgarian Theology BCSU, Volume Five (2003), 55-9 (in Bulgarian)
Narrative and Norms: A Response to Rollin Grams, JEBS Vol. 4:1 (September, 2003), 27-31.
East-West: A Theological Conversation, Common Ground E-Journal: Perspectives on the Church in the 21st Century, vol. 1, no.2 (April 2004), pp. 11-21 (republished from Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. I, No. 1 (September 2000), 31-44,
Church, State, and Culture: On the Complexities of Post-soviet Evangelical Social Involvement (with Lina Andronovienė), Theological Reflections, EAAA Journal of Theology, #  3 (2004), 194-212 (Tserkov’, Gosudarstvo i Obshchestvo: o slozhnosti uchastija postsovetskih evangel’skih hristian v zhizni obshchestva, Bogoslovskie Razmishlenija, in Russian, 174-93; Bažnyčia, Valstibe ir Kultüra: apie evangelišku postsovietmečio bažnyčiu visuomeniškumo problematika, in Lithuanian, 213-27)
Church and Context Survey: Baptists of the North Caucuses Region, Russia” (with Wesley Brown, Rollin Grams, and Peter Penner), Transformation, Volume 21, No. 3 (July, 2004): 162-173.