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Biography

Dr Andreas Andreopoulos is Reader in Orthodox Christianity. He studied in Greece, Canada and the UK, obtaining his PhD in Theology and Art at Durham University. Since then, he has worked all over the UK, America and Canada, in addition to delivering conference papers and lectures across the world. Dr Andreopoulos has been at the University of Winchester since 2010 and is Programme Leader for the MTh Orthodox Studies.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA).

Areas of expertise

  • Orthodox Theology
  • Greek Patristics
  • Iconology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Liturgy
  • Christian Semiotics
  • Sacred Art
  • Monasticism

In addition to the research expertise listed above, Dr Andreas Andreopoulos is active in the development of a study and research network (the Orthodox Network, based in the Centre for the Study of Theology and Religion [CSTR], at the University of Winchester), and several levels of engagement between Orthodox Christian theology and culture, and Western theology and culture in the UK. The Orthodox theology-related research activity in Winchester has influenced:

  • Integration of Orthodox culture and pastoral life within the UK;
  • Activity in Orthodox parishes throughout the UK;
  • Spiritual and liturgical Orthodox life in Hampshire.

Publications

Books

Forthcoming:

  • The Oxford Handbook of Eastern Orthodox Theology, editor, with Andrew Louth, Oxford University Press.

Published:

  • Gazing on God: Trinity, Church and Salvation in the Orthodox Church. (Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, Dec. 2013)
  • This is my Beloved Son: the Transfiguration of Christ (Orleans, MA: Paraclete Press 2012)
  • Meditations of the heart: the Psalms in Early Christian thought and practice: essays in honour of Andrew Louth. Co-edited with Augustine Casiday and Carol Harrison. (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols 2011)
  • The sign of the Cross: the gesture, the mystery, the history (Orleans, MA: Paraclete Press, 2006)
  • Art as theology: from the postmodern to the medieval (London: Equinox Publishing, 2006)
  • Metamorphosis: The Transfiguration in Byzantine theology and iconography (Crestwood, NY: SVS Press, 2005)

Articles/Chapters in books:

  • The challenges of spiritual guidance in modern Greece, in: G. Speake and K. Ware (Eds) Spiritual guidance on Mount Athos. Peter Lang (forthcoming)
  • Exchange of life, in: S. Trefl Hidden (Ed.) Love of God. Palgrave-Macmillan (forthcoming)
  • The Eschatology of St Maximus the Confessor, in: The Oxford Handbook of St Maximus the Confessor. Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
  • and 4 Maccabees in Orthodox Spirituality.Sobornost 34/2, 2013, 7-16
  • All in all in the Byzantine Anaphora and the Eschatological Mystagogy of Maximos the Confessor, in: Studia Patristica, Vol. 68, 2013, edited by Markus Vinzent. Leuven: Peeters, pp 303-12
  • Music in Orthodox liturgical life, in: J. E. Rutherford (Ed.) Benedict XVI and Beauty in Sacred Music. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012
  • A Modern Orthodox Approach to Spirituality, in Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 11, 2011, pp 11-23
  • The Song of Songs: an Asceticism of Love, in The Forerunner No 57, Summer 2011, Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist, pp 17-26
  • Alexandros Papadiamantis: the Saint of Greek Literature. Sobornost 32, summer/autumn 2011,19-36.
  • The Holy Spirit in the Ecclesiology of Photios of Constantinople, in D. V. Twomey and J. Rutherford (Eds) The Holy Spirit in the Fathers of the Church. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010, pp 151-63.
  • Theology in Icons and Walls: the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas in Cardiff, in: M. OKane and J. Morgan-Guy (Eds), Biblical Art from Wales, Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010
  • The Transfiguration of Christ, in: the Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology, Cambridge University Press, 2010
  • Eshatologia si restaurarea finala (apocatastaza) la Origen, Grigore de Nyssa si Maxim Marturisitorul, in: M.-S. Chirila (Ed.), Parintii Capadocieni, Iasi, Romania: Axis, 2009, pp 583-590
  • Synodality and Local Churches: the Ecclesiology of the Apostolic Church in the Era of Globalization, in: Church Studies: Annual Journal of the Centre of Church Studies, 5, 2, Nis, Serbia, 2008, pp 67-79
  • Icons: the Silent Gospels, in: M.OKane (Ed.), Imaging the Bible: an Introduction to Biblical Art, SPCK, London, 2008, pp 83-100
  • The Symbol, the Icon and the Body: an Examination of Christian Semiotics.Studia Patristica, Volume 39, Leuven, Peeters
  • Eschatology and final restoration (apokatastasis) in Origen, Gregory of Nyssa and Maximos the Confessor. Theandros: An Online Journal of Orthodox Christian Theology and Philosophy, Volume 1/3, Spring 2004
  • The Wondrous Poetry of Symeon the New Theologian. Romanian Mediaevalia, Volume 4, New York, 2004, pp 277-86
  • How do we represent the Glory of God? Theological and iconological connections between the Transfiguration and the Resurrection, in: La mort et la rsurrection dans la Tradition orthodoxe, GGC editions, University of Sherbrooke, 2004, pp 47-59
  • The Symbol and the Icon in Patristic Tradition: A Semiotic Comparison. Romanian Mediaevalia, Volume 3, 2003, pp 175-185
  • Od Sinaja do Tabora: Gora Mistichkog Ushotenia (From Sinai to Thabor: the Mountain of Mystical Ascent), in: St. Prince Lazar, Volume 4 (40), 2002, Prizren, Serbia, pp 11-20
  • The mosaic of the Transfiguration in St Catherines Monastery on Mount Sinai: a discussion of its origins. Byzantion, Volume 72/1, June 2002, Ln, Belgium, pp 9-41
  • Imago Poetae: The aesthetics of Manos Hadjidakis, in: Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Volume 19/2, October 2001, Johns Hopkins University Press, pp 255-268
  • The return of religion in contemporary music, in: Literature and Theology, Volume 14/1, March 2000, Oxford University Press, pp 81-95
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