Note on Contributors – Volume 4


Kirsten is a PhD candidate in the History of Christianity at the University of Notre Dame, studying early Greek theology and ancient philosophy.  She plans to write her dissertation on Gregory of Nyssa.


Fr Maximos Constas, formerly Associate Professor of Theology at Harvard Divinity School, is Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass. His most recent publications include The Art of Seeing: Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography (Los Angeles, 2014); a critical edition and English translation of Maximos the Confessor, The Ambigua to Thomas and the Ambigua to John (Cambridge, Mass., 2014); and an English translation of Maximos the Confessor, Responses to the Questions of Thalassios (Washington, D.C., forthcoming).


Fr Porphyrios Georgi is an Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology and the Dean of Saint John of Damascus Institute of Theology, University of Balamand, Lebanon. He has written extensively on Dogmatic Theology and his most recent book is entitled The Resurrection and Life: The Eschatology of Saint Gregory Palamas (2010, 2015, in Greek and Romanian). His works have been translated into six languages.


Tone Svetelj is a Lecturer of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA. He has been on the faculty since 2012, offering courses in introduction to philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics and critical thinking. He is also the coordinator of the First Year Academic Studies Program.  From 2011 – 2017, he was a Lecturer of Philosophy at Boston College, Merrimack College and Bay Path University, where he taught courses in Philosophy and World Religions. His background includes 15 years of international experience in philosophical and theological studies (Italy, Germany, USA). In his recent publications, he explores topics such as the meaning of universal humanism, philosophy of interculturality, forgiveness, religious violence, positive aspects of globalization, and search for new ways to become more human.


Stoyan Tanev is Associate Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management associated with the Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Program in the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Theology at St Paul University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, and in the Faculty of Theology at Sofia University 'St Kliment Ohridski', Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Tanev has a multidisciplinary background including a PhD in Physics (1995, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France, co-awarded by Sofia University, Bulgaria) and PhD in Theology (2012, Sofia University, Bulgaria). Dr. Tanev is a member of the Orthodox Theological Society in America. His main theological interests focus on emerging issues in contemporary Orthodox theology and the encounter of theology with science. Dr. Tanev recently published the book Energy in Orthodox Theology and Physics – From Controversy to Encounter, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications (2017):


Alexis Torrance is Assistant Professor and Archbishop Demetrios College Chair of Byzantine Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He received his degrees from the University of Oxford and has held research fellowships at Princeton University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and Dumbarton Oaks. His first monograph, entitled Repentance in late antiquity: Eastern asceticism and the framing of the Christian life, ca. 400–650, is published with Oxford University Press. He recently co-edited a volume with Professor Symeon Paschalidis entitled Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition: Early, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives, published with Routledge.