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Sta Position:
Senior Lecturer in Theology (Patristic Studies)
Biography:
I am aProtopresbyterof the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, an oce to which I was elevated by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (25 July 2013, vespers
of St Paraskevi), and Senior Lecturer in Patristic Studies at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney.
Here are the outlines of my life.Born in January 1967, on the day of St Gregory of Nyssa, soon after I was baptised in a church dedicated to the Ascension of the
Lord.I waseducated in Romania, in my hometown, Bucharest, rst in the public system for ten years (1973-1983), then in the ecclesiastical system, for ve more
years of theological highschool (Radu Voda Seminary; 1983-1988), followed byfour yearsas an undergraduate student (University of Bucharest; 1989-1993). Between
my seminarian and undergraduate studies, I served in the Romanian Army for nine months (compulsory service), after which I married Otilia. Whilst babysitting for our
daughter, Ioana Maria, I made my rst steps in the world of the Fathers by writing a BTh thesis on the contemporary relevance of patristic anthropology, exploring
works by St Athanasius,the Macarian Homilies andSt Maximus (University of Bucharest, 1993).I received my Doctor of Theology degree from the University of
Bucharest in 2000, after the public defence of a thesis on St Maximus the Confessor, Fr Dumitru Stniloae and the anthropic cosmological principle.
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My doctoral supervisor and mentor was Revd Professor Dumitru Popescu, a member of the Romanian Academy.For several years in the nalising stages of my

dissertation, and a little after, I received guidance from the esteemed theologians, Revd Professor Ioan Ic Sr and Revd Professor Ioan I. Ic Jr. Among the scholars
that left an indelible mark on my character and professional activity, I fondly remember Professor Basarab Nicolescu, physicist and philosopher, a member of the
Romanian Academy and a truehomo universalis, and Dr Magda Stavinschi, astronomer, with both of whom I was priviledged to work for a number of years in the
crossdisciplinary eld of science and theology.Before relocating to Australia, in December 2004, I worked full time for nine years in the University of Bucharest,
Faculty of Orthodox Theology, in the department of systematic theology (1995-2004). From 2001 to 2003 I lectured in patristics and theology (sessional) at the
International Academy for the Study of the History of Religions and Culture, Bucharest. In 2002 I was a visiting lecturer (sessional) in fundamental
theology/apologetics at the University of Craiova, Faculty of Orthodox Theology. From 2000 to 2006, I was involved in various research programs in the areas of
science and theology, and transdisciplinarity, funded by grants from the Templeton Foundation.
In parallel, I laboured in the Church as a deacon (ordained on 21 January 1997, the feast day of St Maximus the Confessor), then presbyter and confessor (ordained in
24 May 2001, the feast day of the Lord's Ascension, in a church dedicated to the Ascension and whichpossesses relics of St Gregory of Nyssa). From 2004 to
October 2008, I was parish priest of the Romanian Orthodox parish in Croydon Park, NSW, in which capacity I acted as chief editor of the bilingual magazine
Parochial Life. I was received under the canonical omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia in October 2008. So far, my lifecan be represented
as a series of symmetries and a line, hopefully not at.
St Andrew's Initiatives
In my twelve years of work for St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, I was main convenor of the sevenSt Andrew's Patristic Symposia, I initiated
thesecond annual issueofPhronema,which customarily publishes proceedings from the symposia, and I invited a series of prestigious international and Australian
scholars to oer lectures at the College. In terms of our educational oer, I initiated the distance education and evening lectures programs and the adult faith
education program. Whilst these are my initiatives, their eshing out is a collective undertaking. I have created also a suite of course units in patristics, currently
amounting to more than ten. My scholarly eorts have received international recognition. See Bronwen Neil, 'Patristics in Australia: Current Status and Future
Potential' inPatristic Studies in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Brouria Bitton-Askelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015) 145-61
esp.146-7, 156.
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"Although living in their countries, [...][Christians] are like foreigners; they participate in everything as citizens but endure all things as strangers. Any foreign country is
theirs and for them any homeland is foreign." (Letter to Diognetus, 5.5)
Qualications
ThD (Bucharest, 2000), BTh (Bucharest, 1993)
Ongoing Interests
Patristic articulations of the Christian worldview; patristic interpretations of Genesis 1-3; experiences of holiness
Current Research
Early Christian cosmology and saintly cosmologists in the Alexandrian and Cappadocian traditions
Other Aliations
The Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality and Society (Bucharest, Romania; permanent member of the scientic board)
St Cyril's Coptic Orthodox Theological College (Sydney College of Divinity; member of the faculty)
Websites
orcid,academia.edu, researchgateand scribd
Email
dcostache@sagotc.edu.au
Supervision
I am anAccredited Supervisorfor Higher Research Degrees with Sydney College of Divinity and University of Sydney (sta ID: 1155466). Whilst I am open to any topic
related to patristics, early Christianity, and the Byzantine tradition, I particularly welcome themes related to early Christian worldviews, representations of reality, the
intersection of Gospel and culture, and the experience of holiness
Teaching (last two years)
T7281A Early Church Fathers; T7382A Early Byzantine Patristic Theology; T7383A Later Byzantine Patristic Theology; T8500A Research Methodology; T8581A
Church Fathers An Introduction; T9610A The Patristic Tradition and Classical Philosophy; T9683A Exploring the Philokalia;T9684A Patristic Prole (St Gregory of
Nyssa);T9685A Patristic Perspectives on Science and Theology.Online Course Units:Moodle
Report of Activity
20162015201420132012
Research Grants
Currently I work with an international team of researchers, recipient of a grant from the Templeton Foundation for the program Science and Orthodoxy around the
World(SOW, 2016-2019) hosted by National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens). My role is of speaker/commentator. As a participant to the program, I will
organise a seminar in June 2017. Other scheduled participations: a public lecture (in Romanian) 'From Astronomy to Theology: Natural Contemplation in Clement the
Alexandrian' hosted in Bucharest by the National Library of Romania (16 Feb 2017) and a paper for the rst SOW conference in Athens (24-25 Feb 2017), 'Father
Dumitru Stniloae, Contemporary Cosmology, and the Traditional Worldview.'
Books
Bronwen Neil, Doru Costache and Kevin Wagner. Dreams and Virtue in Early Christian Egypt. Forthcoming (2018?).
Ioan Ica, Alexandros Kalomiros, Andrei Kuraev and Doru Costache.Sntii Parinti despre Originile si Destinul Cosmosului si Omului(The Holy Fathers on the
Origins and the Destiny of the Cosmos and Man). Sibiu: Deisis, 2003. ISBN: 973-9344-81-x.
Dumitru Popescu, Doru Costache et alii.Stiinta si Teologie: Preliminarii pentru Dialog(Science and Theology: Preliminaries for the Dialogue). Bucharest: XXI
Eonul dogmatic, 2001. ISBN: 973-85146-0-6.
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Dumitru Popescu and Doru Costache.Introducere in Dogmatica Ortodoxa: Teme ale Credintei Crestinein Perspectiva Comparata (An Introduction to Orthodox
Dogmatic: Topics of the Christian Faith in a Comparative Perspective). Bucharest: Libra, 1997. ISBN: 973-9016-69-3.
Books Edited
Doru Costache, Darren Cronshaw and James Harrison (eds), Wellbeing, Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric(Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars
Publishing, forthcoming 2017).
Doru Costache, Philip Kariatlis and Mario Baghos (eds),Alexandrian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal(Newcastle upon Tyne:Cambridge Scholars Publishing,
2015). ISBN (10) 1-4438-8001-9. ISBN (13) 978-1-4438-8001-5. See here a report on the book launch.
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Doru Costache and Philip Kariatlis (eds),Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal(Sydney: St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2013). ISBN 978-0-9775974-9-9.
Book reviewinJournal of Religious History.
Magda Stavinschi and Doru Costache (eds),Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare si Transdisciplinare.New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary and
Transdisciplinary Studies, Vol. 4. Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2005.
Magda Stavinschi and Doru Costache (eds).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare.New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol. 3.
Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2004.
Magda Stavinschi and Doru Costache (eds).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare.New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol. 2.
Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2004.

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Magda Stavinschi, Doru Costache and Adrian Lemeni (eds).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare.New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary
Studies, Vol. 1. Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2002.

Chapters in Books
'Being, Wellbeing, Being for Ever Creations Existential Trajectory in Patristic Tradition'. Doru Costache, Darren Cronshaw and James Harrison (eds),Wellbeing,
Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric(Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2017).
'Mapping Reality within the Experience of Holiness'. (excerpt) In: Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil (eds).The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor.
Oxford University Press, 2015: 378-96.
'Adam's Holiness in the Alexandrine and Athonite Traditions'. In: Doru Costache, Philip Kariatlis and Mario Baghos (eds),Alexandrian Legacy: A Critical
Appraisal.Newcastle upon Tyne:Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015: 322-68.
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'Worldview and Melodic Imagery in the Alexandrian Tradition and Certain Patristic Antecedents'. In: Doru Costache, Philip Kariatlis and Mario Baghos
(eds),Alexandrian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal.Newcastle upon Tyne:Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015: 282-321.
'Gender, Marriage, and Holiness inAmb.Io.10 and 41'. In: W.Mayer and I. Elmer (eds).Men and Women in the Early Christian Centuries.Early Christian
Studies 18. Stratheld: St Pauls Publications, 2014:351-371.
'The Transdisciplinary Carats of Patristic Byzantine Tradition'. In: Basarab Nicolescu and Atila Ertas (eds). Transdisciplinary Education, Philosophy, & Education.
The Academy of Transdisciplinary Learning & Advanced Studies, 2014: 149-65.
'Christian Worldview: Understandings from St Basil the Great'. In: Doru Costache and Philip Kariatlis (eds.).Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal. Sydney,
NSW: St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2013: 97-126.
'Seeking Out the Antecedents of the Maximian Theory of Everything: St Gregory the Theologians Oration 38'. In: Doru Costache and Philip Kariatlis
(eds).Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal. Sydney, NSW: St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2013: 225-41.
'Approaching An Apology for the Hexaemeron: Its Aims, Method and Discourse'. In: Doru Costache and Philip Kariatlis (eds.).Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical
Appraisal. Sydney, NSW: St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2013: 349-71.
'Theology and Natural Sciences in St Gregory Palamas'. In: Ronald S. Laura, Rachel A. Buchanan, Amy K. Chapman (eds).God, Freedom and Nature. Sydney
New York Boston: Body and Soul Dynamics, 2012: 132-38.
Experienta Duhului Sfant in Viziunea Sntilor Vasile cel Mare si Grigorie Palamas(The Experience of the Holy Spirit in Saints Basil the Great and Gregory
Palamas). In: Popescu, Emilian & Marinescu, Adrian (eds),Sfntul Vasile cel Mare: nchinare la 1630 de ani, revised second edition. Bucharest: Basilica, 2009:
145-61.
The Inner Side of the Visible: Apostolic Criteria and Spirit in the Orthodox Tradition. In: Petrescu, Professor Teodosie (ed.).Omagiu Profesorului Nicolae V.
Dura la 60 de ani. Constanta: Editura Arhiepiscopiei Tomisului, 2006: 386-392.
The Unifying Ladder of St Maximus the Confessor: Going Upwards with Everything You Are. In: Nicolescu, Basarab & Stavinschi, Magda (eds).Science and
Orthodoxy: A Necessary Dialogue. Bucharest: Curtea Veche, 2006: 135-144.
Dosarul Darwin, Evolutionismul, Creationismul: Perspectiva Istorica si Teologica (Darwins Case, Evolutionism, Creationism: Historical and Theological
Perspectives). In: Stavinschi, M. (ed.).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare si Transdisciplinare(New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary and
Transdisciplinary Studies), Vol. 5. Bucharest: XXI Eonul Dogmatic, 2005: 45-49.
Istoria Recenta, Actualitatea si Perspectivele Raporturilor dintre Teologie si Reprezentarea Stiintica a Lumii(Recent History, Current State and Perspectives
in the Rapports between Theology and the Scientic Worldview). In:Biserica in Misiune: Patriarhia Romana la Ceas Aniversar(The Church in Mission:
Romanian Patriarchate in Anniversary), volume published with the approval of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Bucharest: The Publishing
House of the Biblical and Mission Institute of the Romanian Orthodox Church, 2005: 490-523.
Repere Traditionale pentru un Context Comprehensiv al Dialogului dintre Stiinta si Teologie: Dogma de la Chalcedon(Traditional Landmarks for a
Comprehensive Context of the Dialog between Science and Theology: The Dogma of Chalcedon) (with Basarab Nicolescu). In: Stavinschi, M., & Costache, D
(eds.).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare si Transdisciplinare(New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies), Vol. 4.
Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2005: 33-45.
Irelevanta Controversei Creationism vs. Evolutionism pentru Traditia Bisericii Ortodoxe: Deconstructie Logica si Teologica a unui Mit Modern(The Irrelevance
of Creationism vs. Evolutionism Controversy to the Tradition of the Orthodox Church: A Logical and Theological Deconstruction of a Modern Myth). In:
Stavinschi, M. & Costache, D. (eds).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare(New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Studies), Vol. 3. Bucharest: XXI
Eonul dogmatic, 2004: 51-67.
Dimensiunea Cosmologica a Liturghiei si a Experientei Sntilor: Aspecte Relevante pentru Dialogul dintre Stiinta si Teologie(The Cosmological Dimension of
the Liturgy and the Experience of the Saints: Aspects Relevant to the Dialogue of Science and Theology). In: Stavinschi, M. & Costache, D. (eds).Noua
Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare(New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Studies), Vol. 2. Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2004: 27-36.
Logos, Evolution and Finality in Anthropological Research: Towards a Transdisciplinary Solution. In: Nicolescu, B. & Stavinschi, M. (eds).Science and
Religion: Antagonism or Complementarity?Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2003: 241-260.
Colocviul fara Sfarsit: Ratiunea de A Fi a Creatiei in Gandirea Parintelui Staniloae(The Endless Colloquium: The Reason of Being of Creation in Father
Staniloaes Thinking). In: Baconsky, Th. & Tataru-Cazaban, B. (eds).Dumitru Staniloae sau Paradoxul teologiei[Dumitru Staniloae or the Paradox of Theology].
Bucharest: Anastasia, 2003: 183-241.
Les Deux Niveaux de la Tradition: Le Systme de Rfrence de lglise du Christ. In: Stavinschi, M. & Costache, D. (eds).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii
Interdisciplinare(New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Studies), Vol. 1. Bucharest: XXI Eonul Dogmatic, 2002: 32-37.
Apologetic, Moral si Mistic: Trei Moduri ale Viziunii Ecclesiale asupra Creatiei; Elemente de Cosmologie Traditionala(Apologetic, Moral, and Mystical: Three
Ecclesial Views on Creation; Elements for a Traditional Cosmology). In: Stavinschi, M. & Costache, D. (eds).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii
Interdisciplinare(New World Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Studies), Vol. 1. Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2002: 38-59.
The Teleological Anthropology: A Way of Transcending the Conict between Scientic & Theological Perspectives on Human Being. In: Constantinescu, R. &
Calina, G. (eds).Science and Religion Dialogues. University of Craiova, SReDOC Program. Craiova: Archdiocese of Craiova Printing House, 2002: 100-114.

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Viziunea Teologiei Ortodoxe asupra Controversei Creationism-Evolutionism: Elemente pentru un Discurs despre Metoda(An Orthodox Perspective on the
Creationism-Evolutionism Controversy: Elements for a Discourse on the Method). In: Constantinescu, R. & Calina, G. (eds).Teologie si Stiinte Naturale: In
Continuarea Dialogului[Theology and the Natural Sciences: Furthering the Dialogue]. Archdiocese of Craiova & Centre for Applied Theological Studies.
Craiova: Archdiocese of Craiova Printing House, 2002: 33-68.
Microcosmos si Macrocosmos: Implicatii Ecologice in Cugetarea Sfantului Maxim Marturisitorul(Microcosm and Macrocosm: Ecological Aspects in St
Maximus the Confessor's Thinking). In: Constantinescu, R. & Calina, G. (eds).Teologie si Stiinte Naturale: In Continuarea Dialogului[Theology and the Natural
Sciences: Furthering the Dialogue]. Archdiocese of Craiova & Centre for Applied Theological Studies. Craiova: Archdiocese of Craiova Publishing House, 2002:
69-90.
'Rolul Familiei in Educatia Copiilor: O Perspectiva Ecclesiala'(The Educational Function of Family: An Ecclesial Perspective). In: Proceedings from the
international congressFamily and Life at the Beginning of a New Christian Millennium.Bucharest: The Publishing House of the Biblical and Mission Institute of
the Romanian Orthodox Church, 2002: 240-255.

Articles in Refereed Journals


', : ' 140 (2016) 30-40.
'John Moschus on Asceticism and the Environment'. Colloquium 48:1 (2016) 21-34.
'Stances on Sleep and Dreaming in the Athanasian Corpus'. Phronema 31:1 (2016) 1-24.
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'Adam's Holiness: Athonite and Alexandrine Perceptions'.Phronema29:2 (2014) 173-218.
'Worldview and Melodic Imagery in Clement the Alexandrian, St Athanasius, and Their Antecedents in Saints Ignatius and Irenaeus'.Phronema29:1(2014) 2160.
'At the Crossroads of Contemporary Cosmology and the Patristic Worldview: Movement, Rationality and Purpose in Father Dumitru Staniloae'.Studii
Teologice(3rd series) 9:2 (2013) 141-63.

'Meaningful Cosmos: Logos and Nature in Clement the Alexandrian'sExhortation to the Gentiles'.Phronema28:2 (2013) 107-130.
'The Transdisciplinary Carats of Patristic Byzantine Tradition'.Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science4 (2013) 131-140.
'Living above Gender: Insights from St. Maximus the Confessor'.Journal of Early Christian Studies21:2 (2013) 261-290.
'Making Sense of the World: Theology and Science in St Gregory of Nyssa'sAn Apology for the Hexaemeron'.Phronema28:1 (2013) 1-29.
'ApproachingAn Apology for the Hexaemeron: Its Aims, Method and Discourse'.Phronema27:2 (2012) 53-81.
'Christianity and the World in theLetter to Diognetus: Inferences for Contemporary Christian Experience'.Phronema27:1 (2012) 29-50.
Seeking Out the Antecedents of the Maximian Theory of Everything: St Gregory the TheologiansOration38.Phronema26:2 (2011) 27-45.
Experiencing the Divine Life: Levels of Participation in St Gregory PalamasOn the Divine and Deifying Participation.Phronema26:1 (2011) 9-25.
The Other Path in Science, Theology and Spirituality: Pondering a Fourteenth Century Byzantine Model.Transdisciplinary Studies1 (2011) 39-54.
Christian Worldview: Understandings from St Basil the Great.Phronema25 (2010): 21-56.
Approaching the Christian Worldview with St Basil the Great: Aspects Relevant to Current Conversations in Science and Theology.Transdisciplinarity in
Science and Religion6 (2009): 45-56.
Byzantine Insights into Genesis 1-3: St Andrew of Cretes Great Canon.Phronema24 (2009): 35-50.
Queen of the Sciences? Theology and Natural Knowledge in St Gregory PalamasOne Hundred and Fifty Chapters.Transdisciplinarity in Science and
Religion3 (2008): 27-46.
Reading the Scriptures with Byzantine Eyes: The Hermeneutical Signicance of St Andrew of Cretes Great Canon.Phronema23 (2008): 51-66.
The Seekers of Truth, the Egalitarian Myth and the Aristocracy of Spirit: Reconnecting Today with Mystical Tradition.Inter: Romanian Review for Theological
and Religious Studies2:1-2 (2008): 354-64.
Fifth Century Christology between Soteriological Perspective and Metaphysical Concerns: Notes on the Nestorian Controversy.Phronema21 (2006): 47-59.
Aspecte Antropologice: Experienta Paradisiaca a Omului in Viziunea Crestinismului Occidental(Anthropological Features: The Paradisal Experience of Man in
the Western Christian Thought) [with A. Cazacu].Ortodoxia1-2 (2005): 92-116.
Secularismul, Religia Puterii si Criza Ecologica: Premise Doctrinare, Atitudini Mentale(Secularism, the Religion of Power, and the Ecological Crisis: Doctrinal
Premises and Mentalities).Biserica Ortodoxa1 (2003): 45-74.
Antropocentrismul Modern si Oferta Antropologiei Ecclesiale: Elemente pentru Misiunea Bisericii(Modern Anthropocentrism and the Ecclesial Anthropology:
Elements for the Mission of the Church).Analele Universitatii din Craiova, Theology series 10. Craiova: Universitaria, 2002: 216-256.
Experienta Duhului Sfant in Viziunea Sntilor Vasile cel Mare si Grigorie Palamas'(The Experience of the Holy Spirit in the Teaching of Saints Basil the Great
and Gregory Palamas).Anuarul Facultatii de Teologie Ortodoxa Patriarhul Justinian. Bucharest: University of Bucharest, 2002: 611-623.
Forma Ultima a Lumii in Apocalipsa Sfantului Ioan Theologul: Creatie, Istorie, Mantuire si Biserica' (The Final Shape of the World in St John the Theologian's
Revelation: Creation, History, Salvation and the Church). TheBulletinof Centre for Dialogue between Science and Theology. Craiova: University of Craiova,
SReDOC Program, 2002: 117-161.
: Hristologia Soteriologica a Sfantului Maxim Marturisitorul'(: The Soteriological Christology of St Maximus the Confessor).Anuarul
Facultatii de Teologie Ortodoxa Patriarhul Justinian. Bucharest: University of Bucharest, 2001: 389-407.
Communio: Parintele Dumitru Staniloae si Ratiunea Ecclesial-Colocviala a Existentei' (Communio: Father Dumitru Staniloae and the Ecclesial-Colloquial
Principle of Existence).Studii Teologice3-4 (2001): 62-81.

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Fericitul Augustin sau Justicarea Teologica a MIntii: Incercare asupra unor teme dinSoliloquiasiConfessiones'(St Augustine or the Theological Justication
of the Mind: Essay on Themes fromSoliloquiaandConfessiones).Biserica Ortodoxa2 (2000): 109-121.
Crearea Lumii Vazute: Schita pentru o Interpretare Contemporana a Referatului Biblic despre Cosmogeneza' (Creation of the Visible World: Towards a
Contemporary Interpretation of the Biblical Narrative of Cosmogenesis).Ortodoxia43:1-2 (1997): 34-54.
Omul si Lumea in Viziunea Parintilor Rasariteni'(Man and the Cosmos in the Teaching of the Eastern Fathers).Glasul Bisericii3-4 (1995): 89-98.
Logos si Creatie in Teologia Sfantului Atanasie cel Mare' (Logos and Creation in the Theology of St Athanasius the Great).Glasul Bisericii3-4 (1994): 51-74.

Book Reviews in Refereed Journals


'Dragos Andrei Giulea: Pre-Nicene Christology in Paschal Contexts: The Case of the Divine Noetic Anthropos. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 123. Leiden
and Boston: Brill, 2014; pp. 419.'Journal of Religious History40:4 (2016) 614-15.
'Orthodox Monasticism Past and Present, ed. John A. McGuckin. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2015. 588 pages. ISBN 978 1 4632 0530 0.' Phronema 31:2
(2016) 109-118.
'Cyril of Alexandrias Trinitarian Theology of Scripture. By Matthew R. Crawford. Oxford Early Christian Studies. New York: Oxford University, 2014. Pp. xi +
290. $125.'Theological Studies 77:2 (2016) 491-493.
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'Divine Essence and Divine Energies: Ecumenical Reections on the Presence of God in Eastern Orthodoxy, ed. Constantinos Athanasopoulos and Christoph
Schneider. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, 2013. 298 pages. ISBN 978 0 227 17386 2.'Phronema30:2 (2015)187-198.
'Eugen J. Pentiuc:The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014; pp. 414'.Journal of Religious History39:3
(2015) 438-40.
'Oliver Herbel, Sarapion of Thmuis: Against the Manichaeans and Pastoral Letters. Early Christian Studies 14. Stratheld, NSW and Banyo, QLD: St Pauls
Publications and Centre for Early Christian Studies, 2011. 144 pages. ISBN 978 0 9806428 1 0'.Phronema 30:1 (2015) 167-77.
'Bogdan Gabriel Bucur, Angelomorphic Pneumatology: Clement of Alexandria and Other Early Christian Witnesses. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 95.
Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009. 232 pages. ISBN 978-90-04-17414-6'.Phronema 29:1 (2014) 128-36.
'Raymond Laird: Mindset, Moral Choice and Sin in the Anthropology of John Chrysostom. Early Christian Studies 15. Stratheld: St Pauls Publications, 2012;
pp. 296'.Journal of Religious History 37:3 (2013) 413-14.
'Inter: Romanian Review for Theological and Religious Studies I:1-2 (2007)' (with Anthony Papantoniou).Phronema 22 (2007) 81-90.
Citations
My article 'Worldview and Melodic Imagery in Clement the Alexandrian, Saint Athanasius, and their Antecedents in Saints Ignatius and Irenaeus' Phronema
29:1 (2014) 21-60 is cited in:
Ieeming Paulus Chang, 'The Musical Language/Metaphor in the Epistles of Ignatius of Antioch and Its Representation of the Divine' (in
Chinese)Universitas41:10 (2014) 109-30, 111,125, 126.
Mario Baghos, Eternal Cities: Rome, Constantinople, and their Antecedents as Symbolic Images and Centres of the World.PhD Dissertation (Sydney: The
University of Sydney, 2014) 198.
My chapter 'Christian Worldview: Understandings from St Basil the Great', ed. Doru Costache and Philip Kariatlis,Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical
Appraisal(Sydney, NSW: St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2013) 97-126 is cited in Paul M. Blowers, 'Beauty, Tragedy and New Creation: Theology and
Contemplation in Cappadocian Cosmology', International Journal of Systematic Theology 18:1 (2016) 7-29, 9.
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My article 'Meaningful Cosmos: Logos and Nature in Clement the Alexandrian's Exhortation to the Gentiles' Phronema 28:2 (2013) 107-130 is cited inJames T.
Myers III, 'The Authority of Scripture: A Biblical Theology' Diligence 1:1 (2016) 1-15, 7, n.20 (open access
http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=djrc).
My article 'Making Sense of the World: Theology and Science in St Gregory of Nyssa'sAn Apology for the Hexaemeron'Phronema28:1 (2013) 1-28is cited in
Kevin Wagner, 'Theophilus of Alexandria and the Episcopal Ordination of Synesius of Cyrene'Phronema29:2 (2014) 127-72, 147.
My article 'Living above Gender: Insights from St. Maximus the Confessor'Journal of Early Christian Studies21:2 (2013) 261-290 is cited in:
Paul M. Blowers, Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transguration of the World (Oxford University Press, 2016) 218, 221, 342.
Ilaria L. E. Ramelli, Evagrius Ponticus, the Origenian Ascetic (and not the Origenistic Heretic) in John A. McGuckin (ed), Orthodox Monasticism Past and
Present (Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2015) 159-224 at 219 n.107.
Bronwen Neil and Lynda Garland (eds),Questions of Gender in Byzantine Society(Farnham: Ashgate, 2013) 5, 171, 196.
My article Christianity and the World in the Letter to Diognetus: Inferences for Contemporary Christian ExperiencePhronema27:1 (2012) 29-50 is quoted
inMario Baghos,Eternal Cities: Rome, Constantinople, and their Antecedents as Symbolic Images and Centres of the World.PhD Dissertation (Sydney: The
University of Sydney, 2014) 194.
My article 'Experiencing the Divine Life: Levels of Participation in St Gregory Palamas' On the Divine and Deifying Participation' Phronema 26:1 (2011) 9-25 is
quoted in:
Denis Edwards, 'Incarnation and the Natural World: Explorations in the Tradition of Athanasius' in ed. Niels Henrik Gregersen, Incarnation: On the Scope
and Depth of Christology (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015).
Denis Edwards,Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology(Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014) 50.
Eugene Webb, In Search of the Triune God: The Christian Paths of East and West (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2014) 395.
Michael Paul Gama, Theosis: The Core of Our Ancient/Future Faith and Its Relevance to Evangelicalism at the Close of the Modern Era. Doctor of Ministry
Dissertation. Paper 74.http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/dmin/74 (George Fox University, Oregon, 2014).
My articleChristian Worldview: Understandings from St Basil the GreatPhronema25 (2010) 21-56 is quoted in:

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Sharon Edge Wilkie, Living for Eternity: A Predictive Analysis of Manifestations of Biblical Worldview of University Freshmen, PhD Dissertation (Lynchburg,
VA: Liberty University, 2015) 150.
Adam David Rassmusen,How St. Basil and Origen Interpret Genesis 1 in the Light of Philosophical Cosmology, PhD Dissertation (Washington, DC:
Catholic University of America, 2013) 116-17, 137, 209.
My article 'Byzantine Insights into Genesis 1-3: St Andrew of Cretes Great Canon' Phronema 24 (2009) 35-50 is quoted in:
Derek Krueger, Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual, Biblical Narrative, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium, Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient
Religion series (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014) 248, 275.
Derek Krueger, 'The Great Kanon of Andrew of Crete, the Penitential Bible, and the Liturgical Formation of the Self in the Byzantine Dark Age'. In: Brouria
Bitton-Ashkelony, Lorenzo Perrone (eds), Between Personal and Institutional Religion: Self, Doctrine, and Practice in Late Antique Eastern Christianity
(Leuven: Brepols, 2013) 57-97.
My article Reading the Scriptures with Byzantine Eyes: The Hermeneutical Signicance of St Andrew of Cretes Great Canon Phronema 23 (2008) 51-66 is
quoted in Eugen J. Pentiuc, The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2014) at 261-62, 366, 381, 403, 404.
My chapter (written with Basarb Nicolescu)Repere Traditionale pentru un Context Comprehensiv al Dialogului dintre Stiinta si Teologie: Dogma de la
Chalcedonpublished in Stavinschi, M., & Costache, D (eds.).Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare si Transdisciplinare, Vol. 4 (Bucharest: XXI
Eonul dogmatic, 2005) 33-45 is quoted in Cristinel Joja, 'Sensul istoric-eshatologic al culturii i contrafacerile acestuia n cadrul culturii secularizate'Studia
Universitatis Babes-Bolyai - Theologia Orthodoxa2 (2012) 77-92 at 87-88.
My chapter Logos, Evolution and Finality in Anthropological Research: Towards a Transdisciplinary Solution published in B. Nicolescu & M. Stavinschi
(eds),Science and Religion: Antagonism or Complementarity?(Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2003) 241-260, is quoted in:
Basarab Nicolescu, From Modernity to Cosmodernity: Science, Culture, and Spirituality (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014) at 228, n.28,
and 241.
Gheorghe Istodor, 'Concepia despre lume n gndirea Snilor Prini Atanasie, Vasile cel Mare i Ioan Hrisostom' Buletinul Centrului pentru dialog ntre
tiine i teologie 81-2 (2011) 156-72 at 157, 161.
Sorin Mihalache, 'The Opening Up of Recent Physics to the Eastern Patristic Cosmology' Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Science7
(July 2010) 65-90 at 86, 89.
My afterword 'De la conict i confuzie la complementaritate i dialog published in Jean-Pierre Lonchamp, tiin i credin, trad. Magda Stavinschi
(Bucureti: XXI Eonul Dogmatic, 2003) 166-68 is quoted in Mihai Himcinschi, Prioriti misionare n postmodernism Altarul Rentregirii Supplement (2014)
29-42.
My article 'Seeking Out the Antecedents of the Maximian Theory of Everything: St Gregory the Theologian's Oration 38' Phronema 26:2 (2011) 27-45 is cited in
Paul M. Blowers,Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transguration of the World(Oxford University Press, 2016) 24, 128, 342.
My chapter 'Going Upwards with Everything You Are: The Unifying Ladder of St Maximus the Confessor' published in Basarab Nicolescu and Magda
Stavinschi (eds), Science and Orthodoxy: A Necessary Dialogue (Bucharest: Curtea Veche, 2006) 135-44 is cited in Paul M. Blowers,Maximus the Confessor:
Jesus Christ and the Transguration of the World(Oxford University Press, 2016) 143, 342.
My chapter Logos, evoluie i nalitate: Spre o soluie transdisciplinar published in Ioan Ica et al, Snii Prini despre originile i destinul cosmosului i
omului (Sibiu: Deisis, 2003) is quoted in Mihai Himcinschi, Confruntri misionare: tiin i teologie Altarul Rentregirii 2 (2006) 27-42 at 5, 14, 16.
My chapterColocviul fara Sfarsit: Ratiunea de A Fi a Creatiei in Gandirea Parintelui Staniloaepublished inT. Baconsky & B. Tataru-Cazaban (eds),Dumitru
Staniloae sau Paradoxul teologiei (Bucharest: Anastasia, 2003) 183-241 is quoted in Liviu Jitianu, Christologische Symphonie von Mensch und Welt:
Grundzge einer Neupatristischen Orthodoxen Theologie in Werk von Dumitru Stniloae, ThD Dissertation (Albert Ludwigs Universittzu Freiburg, 2006)206207.
My book (co-authored with Ioan I. Ic, Sr, et al.)Sntii Parinti despre Originile si Destinul Cosmosului si Omului(Sibiu: Deisis, 2003) is quoted inLiviu
Jitianu,Christologische Symphonie von Mensch und Welt: Grundzge einer Neupatristischen Orthodoxen Theologie in Werk von Dumitru Stniloae, ThD
Dissertation(Albert Ludwigs Universittzu Freiburg, 2006) 227.
My chapter Apologetic, Moral si Mistic: Trei Moduri ale Viziunii Ecclesiale asupra Creatiei; Elemente de Cosmologie Traditionala published in M. Stavinschi &
D. Costache (eds),Noua Reprezentare a Lumii: Studii Interdisciplinare, Vol. 1 (Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2002) 38-59, is quoted in Gheorghe Istodor,
'Concepia despre lume n gndirea Snilor Prini Atanasie, Vasile cel Mare i Ioan Hrisostom' Buletinul Centrului pentru dialog ntre tiine i teologie 81-2
(2011) 156-72 at 157, 161, 166-71.
My article Antropocentrismul modern i oferta antropologiei eclesiale: Elemente pentru misiunea Bisericii Analele Universitii din Craiova (seria Teologie) 7
(2002) 216-256 is quoted in Mdlina Tomescu, Liliana Tron Moral Virtues of Human Freedom to the Crossing Between Religious Tradition and Civil Law
European Integration: Realities and Perspectives, vol. 6 (Galati: Universitatea Danubius, 2011) 762-74 at 764, 767, 768, 772.
My chapter 'Viziuneateologieiortodoxeasupracontroverseicreaionismevoluionism:Elementepentruundiscursdespremetod'publishedinR.
ConstantinescuiG.Clina(eds),Teologieitiinenaturale:ncontinuareadialogului(Craiova:MitropoliaOlteniei&CentrulpentruStudiideTeologieAplicat,
2002)3368isquotedinGheorghe Istodor, 'Concepia despre lume n gndirea Snilor Prini Atanasie, Vasile cel Mare i Ioan Hrisostom'Buletinul Centrului
pentru dialog ntre tiine i teologie81-2 (2011) 156-72 at 161.
My chapter 'Rolul Familiei in Educatia Copiilor: O Perspectiva Ecclesiala' published in Family and Life in the Beginning of a New Christian Millennium
(Bucharest: The Publishing House of the Biblical and Mission Institute of the Romanian Orthodox Church, 2002) 240-55 is quoted in Cosmin Tudor Ciocan,
...i vor amandoi un trup Raspuns psihopatologiei vietii de familie in Cosmin Tudor Ciocan (ed.), Simpozionul international Sntele Taine si Familia
Crestina (Sibiu and Iasi: Vasiliana, 2012) 181-87 at 185.
My book (co-authored with Dumitru Popescu et al.), tiini Teologie: Preliminarii pentru Dialog(Bucharest: XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2001) is quoted inLiviu
Jitianu,Christologische Symphonie von Mensch und Welt: Grundzge einer Neupatristischen Orthodoxen Theologie in Werk von Dumitru Stniloae, ThD
Dissertation(Albert Ludwigs Universittzu Freiburg, 2006)207.
My unpublished doctoral dissertation, Logos i Creaie: De la Principiul Cosmologic Anthropic la Perspectiva Theanthropocosmic[Logos and Creation: From
the Anthropic Cosmological Principle to the Theanthropocosmic Perspective] (Bucharest: University of Bucharest, 2000) is quoted in Cristian Sebastian Sonea,
'Mans Mission as Mediator for the Entire World according to Saint Maximus Confessors Theology' International Journal of Orthodox Theology 3:3 (2012) 17593, at 184-85.

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My book (co-authored with Dumitru Popescu), Introducere in dogmatica ortodox (Bucureti: Libra, 1997) is quoted in Gheorghe Istodor, 'Concepia despre
lume n gndirea Snilor Prini Atanasie, Vasile cel Mare i Ioan Hrisostom' Buletinul Centrului pentru dialog ntre tiine i teologie 81-2 (2011) 156-72 at 157,
159, 170.
My article'LogosicreaienteologiasfntuluiAtanasiecelMare'GlasulBisericii8(1994)5174isquotedinGheorghe Istodor, 'Concepia despre lume n
gndirea Snilor Prini Atanasie, Vasile cel Mare i Ioan Hrisostom'Buletinul Centrului pentru dialog ntre tiine i teologie81-2 (2011) 156-72 at 161, 164.
My opinions in relation to the Orthodox position on science and religion are seriously discussed in a series of evangelical blog posts, in Romanian, here, here
and here.

Non-Reviewed Articles
'Patristic Scholarship and Learning at St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College'. Universitas 43:5 (May 2016) 197-99 (Chinese translation by Iee-ming
Paulus Chang).
'Sfntul Vasile cel Mare i Reprezentarea Cretin a Lumii' (Saint Basil the Great and the Christian Representation of the World).Tabor: Revista de Cultura si

Spiritualitate Romneasca10:13 (2014): 20-39.


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'Elemente de Tip Transdisciplinar in Gandirea Patristica Bizantina' (Transdisciplinary Elements in Patristic Byzantine Thought).Tabor: Revista de Cultura si
Spiritualitate Romneasca7:12 (2013): 23-32.
'Rationalitate si Miscare la Parintele Dumitru Staniloae' (Rationality and Movement in Father Dumitru Staniloae).Tabor: Revista de Cultura si Spiritualitate
Romneasca7:11 (2013): 59-69.

'Omul European Fata cu Realitatea: Cugetnd mpreuna cu Noica, Dumitriu si Altii'(The European Man and Reality: Thinking together with Noica, Dumitriu and
Others).Tabor: Revista de Cultura si Spiritualitate Romneasca4:11 (2010): 53-70.
'Problema Evreiasca n Romnia Moderna: Atitudinea Bisericii Ortodoxe Romne'(The Jewish Issue in Modern Romania: The Attitude of the Romanian
Orthodox Church) [With B. Costache and M. Costache].Tabor: Revista de Cultura si Spiritualitate Romneasca4:5 (2010): 13-22.
'Orthodoxy through the Centuries: A Brief History of Who We Are - A Promise of what We might Become' The Greek Australian Vema September 2008: 8-9.
[Bulgarian translation]
'Preliminarii la Poemul Biblic al Facerii: Aspecte de Hermeneutica Eclesiala' (Prolegomena to the Biblical Poem of Creation: Aspects of Ecclesial
Hermeneutics).Tabor: Revista de Cultura si Spiritualitate Romneasca2:6 (2008): 20-32 & 2:7 (2008): 49-66.
'Varii Aspecte de Teologia Creatiei: Lumea, Revelatie a Cuvntului'(Various Aspects of the Theology of Creation: The World, a Revelation of the
Word).Almanah Bisericesc 2008. Slobozia: Episcopia Sloboziei si Calarasilor, 2008: 26-34.
'Intre Alfa si Omega: Spre o Teologie Ortodoxa a Creatiei'(Between Alpha and Omega: Towards an Orthodox Theology of Creation).Tabor: Revista de Cultura
si Spiritualitate Romneasca1:4 (2007): 35-42.
'Schita despre Normalitatea Miracolelor'(Essay on the Normality of Miracles).Almanah Bisericesc 2007. Slobozia: Episcopia Sloboziei si Calarasilor, 2007: 4558.
'Tabloul Votiv de la Voronet n Contextul Programului Iconograc al Ctitoriei lui Stefan cel Sfnt si n Lumina Penultimului Capitol al Apocalipsei'(The
Dedicational Painting of Voronet within the Iconographical Programme of this Monastic Establishment of Stephen the Saint and in the Light of Revelation
21).Almanah Bisericesc 2005. Slobozia: Episcopia Sloboziei si Calarasilor, 2005: 29-33.
See also his brief articles, on various topics, published inThe Greek Australian Vema,Voice of Orthodoxy,Baraganul OrtodoxandParochial Life.
Reection Drafts
Person, Nature, and Personhood Theology
Logomachy, Orthodoxy, and the Holy and Great Council(included in the Commentaries section of the website of the Holy and Great Council)
The Ministry of Oversight
Holy Fathers, Holy Mothers and the Liturgical Tradition of the Church
Making Sense of the Creed with the Church Fathers
Conference Papers (last ve years only)
'The King, the Palace and the Kingdom: Two Patristic Witnesses to Anthropic Cosmology' The Seventh St Andrew's Patristic Symposium: St John Chrysostom
(St Andrew's; Redfern NSW; 23-24 September 2016).
'The Mystery of Mary in the ByzantineTheotokiaof Dominical Vespers'Mary at the beginning of the Third Millennium(University of Notre Dame; Sydney NSW;
4-5 March 2016).
'Byzantine Cosmology: Representations of Space and Time in Saint Maximus the Confessor'The eleventh conference of theAustralian Early Medieval
Association(University of Sydney; 11-12 February 2016).
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'Ecological Sensitivity, Cosmic Salvation, and the Narrative of Everything: The Palestinian Connection'The Earth is the Lord's: Environmental Theology and
Ethics.St Andrew's Theology Symposium 2015.(SAGOTC, Sydney NSW; 9-10 October 2015).
'Being, Wellbeing, Being for Ever: Three Patristic Witnesses of the Existential Trajectory of the Rational Creation'Wellbeing, Personal Wholeness, and the
Social Fabric: An Interdisciplinary Approach(Sydney College of Divinity, Macquarie Park NSW; 28 September 2015). Myreporton the conference.
'Sleeping and Dreaming in the Athanasian Psychological Theory and Ascetic Theology'Dreaming in the Ascetic and Philosophical Traditions of Late
Antiquity(SAGOTC, Sydney NSW; 21 April 2015).
'The First Translation of thePhilokaliain a Modern Language'Byzantine Culture in Translation: The 18th Biennial Conference of Australian Association for
Byzantine Studies (University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD; 28-30 November 2014) (in absentia).

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'Natural Contemplation: From Alexandria to Cappadocia and Back Again via Evagrius' Portrait of the Gnostic'St Andrew's Patristic Symposium

2014(SAGOTC Redfern, NSW; 26-27 September, 2014).


'Saintly Perceptions of the Gendered Humankind:Ambigua10 and 41'Early Christian Centuries I: Men and Women in Early Christianity(Australian Catholic
University, Melbourne, VIC; 3-5 Oct 2013).
'Adam as a Hesychast in Saints Athanasius the Great, Cyril of Alexandria, Gregory Palamas and Silouan the Athonite' St Andrews Patristic Symposium 2013
(SAGOTC, Redfern NSW; 21 September 2013).

'Musical Analogies in the Alexandrine Tradition: Clement and St Athanasius' Conference Addressing the Sacred through Literature and the Arts (Australian
Catholic University, Stratheld NSW; 3-4 Aug 2013).
'Transdisciplinary Elements in the Patristic Byzantine Thought' Anniversary Symposium Basarab Nicolescu - 70 (Aula Magna of the Romanian Academy,
Bucharest; 12 November, 2012).
'The Cosmos as Another Scripture in Clement the Alexandrine and St Athanasius the Great' St Andrews Patristic Symposium 2012 (SAGOTC, Redfern NSW;
29 September, 2012).
Participation in Church, Government and Industry Bodies
Since 2013 Member of theInternational Association of Patristic Studies(Seeherethe AIEPS report for 2013 and the list of my papers included therein)
Since 2013 Member of thescientic advisory boardof theInstitute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality and Society
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Since 2013 Member of theNorth American Patristics Society
2011 Vice-president of theNSW Ecumenical Council. Since 2015 I am a member of its Theology Reection Commission
Since 2009 Representative of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos in the Executive Committee of the NCCA. Seeheremy comments on a bi-lateral dialogue,
Catholic-Lutheran, on the ministry of oversight
Since 2009 Member oftheAustralian Association for Byzantine Studies
Since 2009 Member of theAsia-Pacic Early Christian Studies Society
Since 2009 Member of Research Committee, Sydney College of Divinity
Since 2008 Member of theSociety for the Study of Early Christianity
Editorial Board Member of a Refereed Journal or Publication
Since 2011Phronema:Theological Journal of St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological CollegeISSN 0819-4920
Since 2010BRAIN: Broad Research in Articial Intelligence and NeuroscienceISSN 2067-3957
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2009-2012Inter: Romanian Review for Theological and Religious StudiesISSN 1842-8010
Guest EditorPhronema: Theological Journal of St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College(30:2/2015; 29:2/2014;
28:2/2013;27:2/2012;26:2/2011;25/2010) ISSN 0819-4920
Referee for Journal
(2016, 2015, 2014)Modern TheologyISSN 1468-0025

(Since 2016, permanent) Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science ISSN1949-0569


(2015) Journal of Early Christian Studies ISSN 1067-6341
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(2015)Religions(ISSN 2077-1444)
(2014)ColloquiumISSN 0588-3237
(2014)Aldersgate PapersISSN2202-0063
(Since 2013, permanent)Critical Research on ReligionISSN2050-3032 /ISSN2050-3040
(2012)Australian eJournal of TheologyISSN 1448-6326
(Since 2012, permanent)Studii TeologiceISSN1011-8845
(Since 2007, permanent)Phronema:Theological Journal of St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological CollegeISSN 0819-4920
Role in the Organisation of Conferences, Lecture Series and Speakers
I am a member of the organising committee of2018 ATLAS T3 International Conference, to be held atBabes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (June 37, 2018).
I co-convened with Professor James Harrison (Sydney College of Divinity),Dr Adam G. Cooper(JP II Institute, Melbourne VIC), and Dr Mario Baghos (St
Andrew's), the seventh St Andrew's Patristic Symposium(23 and 24 September 2016), which focused on St John Chrysostom(St Andrew's Greek Orthodox
Theological College).

I organised at St Andrew's (with Anastasios Kalogerakis) the visit of Professor Johannes Zachhuber (Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology Fellow
and Tutor in Theology at Trinity College, University of Oxford) wholecturedfor my course unitT9610A The Patristic Tradition and Classical Philosophy(25-27
July 2016) and a public talk, "The Philosophy of the Greek Church Fathers" (26 July 2016).
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I organised at St Andrew's (with Philip Kariatlis) a seminar,Christian Perspectives on the Environment, on12 May 2016. The main address was oered
byProfessor Jonathan Wooding(Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies, The University of Sydney) who talked about 'Saints and Nature in the Celtic
Tradition.'
I organised at St Andrew's (with Anastasios Kalogerakis) the visitofProfessor David Bradshaw(University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, USA) at St Andrew's, who
delivered aseries of lecturesfor my subject,T9695A Classical Philosophy and the Church Fathers(21-24 Sept 2015). On this occasion, I hosted likewise
Professor Bradshaw'spublic talk,"Why Orthodoxy Needs Ancient Greek Philosophy" (Tuesday, 22 Sept). SeehereChris Baghos' report on the visit.

I organised at St Andrew's a seminar,Dreaming in the Ascetic and Philosophical Traditions of Late Antiquity, 21 April 2015 and hosted within my course T8581
Church Fathers: An Introduction. Participants:Associate Professor Bronwen Neil, FAHA (Centre for Early Christian Studies with the Australian Catholic
University, Brisbane),Kevin Wagner(Notre Dame University, Sydney) and myself.
I organised at St Andrew's the visit ofProfessor Jonathan Wooding, FSA, FRHistS, FHEA, Sir Warwick Fairfax Chair of Celtic Studies (University of Sydney) at
St Andrew's,30 Oct 2014, on which occasion he oered a lecture for T7281 Early Church Fathers. The title of the lecture is "Ocean fathers and last nations:
Celtic theologies of the early Christian period."
I organised at St Andrew's the visit ofDr Anna M. Silvas, FAHA(University of New England, Armidale NSW) at St Andrew's,24 Oct 2014, on which occasion
she oeredtwo guest lectures. The two topics were, "Nexus of Greek, Syriac and Latin Christianity: St Basil the Great'sSmall Asketikon"and "Was St Basil
the Great a mystic? Was hea mystical theologian?"
I co-convened (withDr Adam G. Cooper, JP II Institute, Melbourne VIC),St Andrew's Patristic Symposium 2014(26 and 27 Sept 2014), having as theme'From
Alexandria to Cappadocia and Back Again'(St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College).
I organised at St Andrew's (with Anastasios Kalogerakis) thesecond visitofProfessor Paul M. Blowersat St Andrew's, on which occasion he delivered a series of
four lectures for my subject, T9684A Patristic Prole: St Gregory of Nyssa (24 and 25 Sept 2014).

I co-convened at St Andrew's (with Dr Philip Kariatlis) the annualSt Andrews Patristic Symposia2009-2013.
I organised at St Andrew's a round table,Expanding Reason: The Christian Transformation of Philosophy in the World of the Fathers(19 September 2013)
withProfessor David Bradshaw(University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY USA) andDr Adam Cooper(JP II Institute, Melbourne VIC).
Within my course unit Early Christian Patristic Theology at St Andrew'sI organised a special introduction to St Athanasius the Great (19 September 2013),
having as guestsProfessor David Bradshaw(University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY USA) andDr Adam Cooper(JP II Institute, Melbourne VIC).
I organised at St Andrew's two lecture series(with Anastasios Kalogerakis), forTH695A(17-19 July 2013) andTH595A(22-24 July 2013), having as visiting
scholarProfessor Paul M. Blowers, Dean E. Walker Professor of Church History, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Tennessee, USA.
I organised at St Andrew's (with Philip Kariatlis) aRound Table on St Maximus the Confessor(27 July 2013) with guest speakersProfessor Paul M.
Blowers(Emmanuel Christian Seminary)Dr Bronwen Neil, FAHA (ACU, Brisbane QLD) andDr Adam Cooper(JP II Institute, Melbourne VIC).Seeheremy
report on the event andherethe short footage of one of my interventions. The event is mentioned in The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor (2015).
Member of the organising committee and contributor, Theology and Life Series, a catechetical initiative of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College
(2013 - 2015).
I initiated theChristianity and the Artsprogram at the Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW (2013, 2014 and 2015) and its continuation,
Christianity and Culture, oered in 2016 at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College.
Occasional Lectures (last ve years only)
Levels of Natural Contemplation in Clement the Alexandrine. Research Seminar Studies in Religion, University of Sydney, 1 Nov 2016.
The Entry of the Theotokos in the Temple: Interiorising an Orthodox Festival. The Anglican Parish of Christ Church St Laurence, Railway Square, Sydney (22
October 2016).
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'C. S. Lewis Theme of the "Great Dance" inPerelandra.'Christianity and Culture. St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, 17 Aug 2016.
'Plato's Myth of the Cave inThe Republic.' Christianity and Culture. St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, 10 Aug 2016.
'Insights from the Eastern Monastic Tradition.'Christian Perspectives on the Environment, a seminar held at St Andrew's, with Professor Jonathan Wooding
and Dr Philip Kariatlis (12 May 2016).
'Introducing the Sydney College of Divinity'sWellbeingProject.'Centre for Early Christian Studies' Planning Meeting 2016.Leadership Centre of Australian
Catholic University, Brisbane QLD, 5 March 2016.
'St Neilos the Ascetic, Pierre Hadot, and the Philosophical Life.'Christianity and the Arts.Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 16 November
2015.
'The Divine Liturgy and the Philosophical Life.' St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College - Retreat 2015.The Tops Conference Centre,Stanwell Tops
NSW, 4 November 2015.
'Holy Fathers, Holy Mothers and the Liturgical Tradition of the Church. (slides) Adult Faith Education SeminarThe Divine Liturgy: The Heart of Orthodoxy,
Greek Orthodox Parish & Community of St George, Thebarton SA, 11 July 2015.
'Patristic Insights into the Mystery of Baptism and the Spiritual Life.' Adult Faith Education SeminarBeing Clothed with Christ.St Johns College, Preston VIC,
27 June 2015.
'Achieving a Successful Templeton Foundation Grant: The Process and Challenges.' SCD 'Research' Professional Development Day, Sydney College of
Divinity, Maquarie Park NSW, 11 May 2015.
'Reading Genesis 1-3 through the Lens of theGreat Canon.'Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 9 March 2015.
'The Gymnastics of Relenting, Holism and the Orthodox Ascetic Experience.'Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 23
Feb 2015. (Repeated at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Redfern NSW, 27 February 2015).
'Church Fathers and Mothers and their Relevance for the Orthodox Christian Tradition',Professional Developmentfor Teachers in Greek Orthodox Day
Schools, St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College,Redfern NSW,27 January 2015.

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'Holy Fathers, Holy Mothers and the Liturgical Tradition of the Church.The Divine Liturgy: The Heart of Orthodoxy, Theology and Life Series, a catechetical
initiative of St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College, Greek Orthodox Parish & Community of Sts Constantine and Helene, Northbridge WA,15 Nov
2014.
'Beyond the Anthropic Principle: St Maximus' Theanthropocosmic Perspective.'Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 10
Nov 2014.
'Towards a New Apologetic' Part 3: 'Anthropic Thinking within the Orthodox Tradition.'Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah

NSW, 27 Oct 2014.


'Towards a New Apologetic' Part 2: 'The Main Formulations of the Anthropic Principle.' Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah
NSW, 20 Oct 2014.
'Towards a New Apologetic' Part 1: 'A "New" Way of Thinking.'Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 13 Oct 2014.
'Patristic Representations of Priesthood and the Spiritual Fatherhood' Friday seminars / Ecclesiastical program, St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological
College, Redfern NSW, 8 August 2014.
'The Holy Fathers and the Liturgical Tradition of the Church' (slides) The Divine Liturgy: The Heart of Orthodoxy,Theology and Life Series,a catechetical initiative
of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Oakleigh Grammar, Oakleigh VIC, 12 July 2014.
'Transcendence: The recent movie, Orthodox theology and the Christian sense of ascension'Christianity and the Arts 2014, Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the
Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 26 May2014.
'Christ is Reason! From the Johannine prologue to the way of the Fathers'Christianity and the Arts 2014, Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the
Lord, Kogarah NSW, 12May2014.
'ThePentekostarionas Climax of the Ecclesial Rendition of Christ's Teaching'Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW,
28April2014.
'Confession and Spiritual Guidance in the Christian Life'Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 31March2014.
'Making Sense of the Creed with the Church Fathers'(slides)A Creed To Live By, Theology and Life Series, a catechetical initiative of St Andrew's Greek
Orthodox Theological College, Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Sts Constantine and Helen, Northbridge WA, 14 December 2013.

'Two Anthropological Standpoints - Is there a Midpoint?' Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 25 November 2013.
'The Worldview of the Fathers and the Cosmological Paradigms'Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 18 November
2013.
'Science and Theology: Patristic Insights' Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 11 November 2013.
'Approaching St Maximus the Confessor's Anthropology of Holiness'AShort Course in Orthodox Studies, St Spyridon's Parish Hall, Kingsford NSW, 29
October 2013.
'Making Sense of the Creed with the Church Fathers' (slides)Introducing the Creed, Theology and Life Series, a catechetical initiative of St Andrew's Greek
Orthodox Theological College, Greek Orthodox Community and Parish of St George, Thebarton SA, 6 July 2013.
'From Kazantzakis Cretan Glance back to St Maximus the Confessor' Inaugural talk of theChristianity and the Artsseries, Parish of the Resurrection of the
Lord, Kogarah NSW, 24 June 2013.
'The Essence and Energy Distinction: A Short History' Guest lecture for TH104A Introduction to Orthodox Theology, St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological
College, 30 May 2013.
'Making Sense of the Creed with the Church Fathers' (slides) (audio)Introducing the Creed, Theology and Life Series, a catechetical initiative of St Andrew's
Greek Orthodox Theological College, St John's Greek Orthodox College, Preston VIC, 6 April 2013.
'Living as Christians in Society: The Wisdom of the Macarian Homilies' Kogarah Fellowship, Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Kogarah NSW, 18 March &
8 April, 2013.
'Patristic and Liturgical Approaches to the Book of Genesis (1:2-3)' Short Course in Orthodox Studies, St Spyridon's Parish Hall, Kingsford NSW, 27 November
2012.
'Addressing Creation and Evolution: The Traditional Evidence' (followed by a round table with Dr Guy Freeland) St Andrew's Friday Seminars (Orthodox
Perspectives on Evolutionary Theory), St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Redfern NSW, 24 August 2012.
'Addressing the Poem of Creation: The Traditional Evidence' St Andrew's Friday Seminars (Orthodox Perspectives on Evolutionary Theory), St Andrew's Greek
Orthodox Theological College, Redfern NSW, 10 August 2012.
SeminarReading the Philokalia, at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, throughout 2011.
Media Commentaries
Participant in a radio debate,You Can't Dream in Latin, Encounter, ABC Radio National, 14 August 2011.
Participant in a radio debate,Wisdom and Technology, Encounter, ABC Radio National, 2 September 2007.
show
Participant in a radio debate,Truth and Truthfulness, Encounter, ABC Radio National, 29 October 2006.
Respondent to an enquiry within the 'Making Poverty History' program, 'How can we end global poverty?' by Sight (2005).

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