invited by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies
Upon the invitation of Professor Papanikolaou by the Volos Academy, a series of public lectures and a special theological seminar, organized by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, were successfully held in Thessaloniki, Volos and Athens.
Since 2013, the Volos Academy, generously sponsored by the Orthodox Foundation, Virginia H. Farah Foundation, provides an annual public lecture and a special theological seminar, where eminent and renowned Orthodox thinkers and theologians are invited. In this context and during these years, Rev. Dr. Andrew Louth (Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, Durham University, Visiting Professor of Eastern Orthodox Theology, Vrije University, Amsterdam), Rev. Dr. John Behr (Dean and Professor of Patristics, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York, USA), and Dr. Richard Swinburne (Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Christianity, Oxford University, Fellow of Oriel College of the British Academy, Great Britain) have been invited, followed by this year’s invitee Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou, Professor of Theology and the “Archbishop Demetrios” Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, Co-founding Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, and Senior Fellow at the Emory University Center for the Study of Law and Religion.
Professor Papanikolaou was born/raised in Chicago, Illinois (USA). His areas of expertise are Eastern Orthodox theology, Trinitarian theology, and political theology. He is currently developing an expertise on the relation between