Research

Interdisciplinary approach by use of the method of integrative theology investigating relationships between various fields of knowledge.

Main directions of corporate research groups at LChrA:

1. Interdisciplinary research. Group leader: Rector of LChrA Dr.phil., prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane. Members: Dr. phil. habil., asoc. prof. Jānis Nameisis Vējš, LChrA; Dr. soc. Ilze Trapenciere, LV; Dr. phil., prof. Aino Kuzņecova, LChrA; Mag. philol., Mag. theol., doct. student Dace Dolace, LChrA; Mag. theol., doct. student Guntis Dišlers, LChrA; Dr. habil. Peter Törok, Semmelveis University, Institute of Mental Health, HU; Dr. theol., asoc. prof. Dr. HC William Bell, Bakke Graduate University, SHUV Institute, Seattle, USA; Dr. theol., Dr. psych., prof. Klaus Kiessling, Sankt Georgen University of Philosophy and theology; President of International Deaconate Center, DE; Dr. theol. Nicu Dumitrascu, University of Oradea, RU; Dr.theol. habil. Ioann Chirilla, University of Babes-Bolyai, RU; Dr.soc., prof. Elvyra Aciene, University of Klaipeda, LT; Dr. phil. habil. Vaidas Matonis, Vilnius State Pedagogical institute, LT. 2.Orthodox theology and canonical art in Latvia. Group leader: Dr.theol. Aleksandrs Šabeļņiks, LChrA. Members: Mag.theol., doct. student Mikus Solovejs; Mag.theol., doct. student Guntis Dišlers; Dr. art. George Marcel Muntean, University of Babes-Bolyai, RU; Icon painter, Mag.art. Georgijs Mironovs, RU, Nikolae Kanonasu, researcher from Orthodox Academy of Crete. Students from both tehology and art  study programmes (bachelor and master levels) are involved. 3. Translation of Eastern Church fathers in Latvian. Group leader: Dr.theol. Ilmārs Hiršs-Iršs, LChrA. Members: Mag. philol., Mag.theol., doct.student Guntis Dišlers, LChrA; Mag. philol., Mag. theol., doct. student Dace Dolace, LChrA; Mag.philol. Aleksandrs Starožiļecs, IS; Mag.theol. Juris Jefuni, specialist in Greek language, LV; specialist in Church slavonic and Russian language Guzel Gurdus; Specialist in German language Mag.theol. Artis Eglītis, LV. The group works in close cooperation with Translators' commity of the Latvian Orthodox Church. 4. Caritative social work as profession and social science. Group leader: Rector of LChrA Dr.phil., prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane. Members: Mag. philol., Mag. theol., doct. student Dace Dolace, LChrA; Mag. philol., Mag.theol., doct. student Guntis Dišlers, LChrA; Dr.soc., prof. Elvyra Aciene, University of Klaipeda, LT; Prof. Indre Dirgeliene, (supervision), University of Klaipeda, LT; Marianne Wasermann, BE;  Dr. theol., Dr. psych., prof. Klaus Kiessling, Sankt Georgen University of Philosophy and theology; President of International Deaconate Center, D; Dr. Nobert Hark (Innovations for social work and methodology). Students from both caritative social work study programmes (bachelor and master levels) are involved. 5. Research in social dialogue and  employment issues. Group leader: Asoc. prof., Dr.soc. Ivars Indāns. Members: Rector of LChrA Dr.phil., prof. Sskaidrīte Gūtmane; Pēteris Krīgers, former Secretary General of the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia, LV; DrHC Roswitha Gottbehut, former Secretary General of EZA (European Center for Workers' Questions,); Bartho Pronk, Secretary General of EZA, D.

Interdisciplinary research 2015-2017

  • Academic publications in internationally quotable editions – 12,
  • Academic publications in other international editions – 26,
  • Publications in various Latvian editions – 6,
  • Monographs – ENG 2, LV 3,
  • Study tools and materials – 6,
  • Conference thesis– 8,
  • Participation in research projects & programmes – 12,
  • Coordination of international projects - 7.
        Link to the full list of publications.