Retired bishop of Zahumlje and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Professor Emeritus of the University of Belgrade, retired Patristics and Church history professor and a former dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Belgrade University (Serbia). He studied theology at the same faculty, but also at the Theological Seminary in Halki, and at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens, where he was awarded a doctoral degree in 1967. He also taught at St. Serge Institute in Paris (1969-72), and at the Theological Faculty of St. Basil of Ostrog in Foca (Bosnia and Herzegovina), of which he was one of the original founders. The author of a multitude of books and of over one hundred articles in a variety of languages, three collections of his writings have recently been published in English by Sebastian Press: Christ—The Alpha and Omega (2007), Emmanuel: The Only Begotten and Firstborn Among Many Brethren (2008), and Jesus Christ Is The Same Yesterday Today And Unto the Ages (2010).
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).
Dr Vladimir Cvetkovic is an independent scholar based in Göttingen, Germany and an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade, Serbia. His research interests include Patristics, Ancient and Byzantine Philosophy and Orthodox Theology. Among his most recent publications are the monographs The Perception of Europe and the West in the Contemporary Serbian Orthodoxy (2015), and Gregory of Nyssa's View on Time (in Serbian, 2013), as well as two edited volumes on Georges Florovsky's ecumenism (in Serbian, 2015).
EMMA BROWN DEWHURST
Emma Brown Dewhurst is a doctoral student at Durham University. She works on Maximus the Confessor and his relevance to contemporary ethics. She has published papers on Maximus the Confessor and virtue, and also the contribution Maximus’ theology can make to environmental ethics. She has forthcoming publications relating to Maximus’ ascetic theology and ethics, ways of conceiving of Maximus’ divisions of nature, and the practical relevance of contemporary anarchist theory to Maximian ethics. In her spare time Emma also enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy stories.
Nevena Dimitrova,PhD, is a post doctoral fellow of Charles University in Prague. She completed her PhD at the universities of Sofia, Leuven, and Cologne. Her academic interests are in the fields of medieval philosophy, Byzantine studies, theology, Maximus the Confessor. She has published at SVS press, Communio Viatorum, Archiv für mittelalterliche Philosophie und Kultur,etc.
Fr Demetrios Harper is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester, UK, and the assistant editor of Analogia. His research interests are varied but focus especially on philosophical theology, ethics, and patristics. Fr Demetrios has authored several articles on topics related to both philosophical and theological ethics. His first monograph, The Analogy of Love: The Virtue Ethic of St Maximus the Confessor, is forthcoming with St Vladimir’s Seminary Press.
Fr. Nikolaos Loudovikos studied Psychology and Pedagogy at the University of Athens, Theology at the University of Thessaloniki, Philosophy at the University of Sorbonne in Paris, Philosophy and Roman Catholic Theology at the Catholic Institute of Paris, and Protestant Theology at the University of Cambridge (England). He received a Ph.D in 1990 from the Faculty of Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
He has lectured in many European Universities and Seminaries and has participated in numerous theological and multidisciplinary conferences globally. He is a former President of the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki (UEATh), and a former Chair of the Department of Theology and Pastoral Studies of UEATh. Today he is Professor of Dogmatics and Philosophy at the UEATh, a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Winchester, U.K. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of four international Journals of Philosophy, one Journal of Psychology, and two Theological Journals. He is the Senior Editor of Analogia, The Pemptousia Journal for Theological Studies.
Fr. Nikolaos Loudovikos is member of several academic associations and a member of the International Association of Orthodox Dogmatic Theologians; he is a member and the Orthodox Co-secretary of the Saint Irenaeus Joint Orthodox-Catholic Working Group.
His books include (in Greek, titles translated)
• Eucharistic Ontology, Domos, Athens, 1992, ISBN 960-7217-72-1
• Closed Spirituality and the Meaning of Self: Mysticism of Power and the Truth of Nature and Personhood, Ellinika Grammata, Athens, 1999, ISBN 960-344-663-7
• The Apophatic Ecclesiology of Consubstantiality: The Primitive Church Today, Armos, Athens 2002, ISBN 960-527-249-0
• Psychoanalysis and Orthodox Theology - On Desire, Catholicity and Eschatology, Armos, Athens, 2003, ISBN 960-527-283-0
• Theological History of Ancient Greek Philosophy, Pournaras Publishing, Thessaloniki, 2003, ISBN 960-242-296-3
• Interpretation in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, co-author, Ypsilon Publishing, Athens, 2005, ISBN 960-17-0174-5
• Orthodoxy and Modernization - Byzantine Individualization, State and History in the Perspective of the European Future, Armos, Athens, 2006, ISBN 960-527-337-3
• Theopoiia - The Postmodern Theological Aporia, Armos, Athens, 2007, ISBN 960-527-427-2
• The Terrors of the Person and the Ordeals of Love: Critical Thoughts for a Postmodern Theological Ontology, Armos, Athens, 2009, ISBN 978-960-527-560-0
• Striving for Participation: Being and Methexis in Gregory Palamas and Thomas Aquinas, Armos, Athens, 2010, ISBN 978-960-527-624-9
• A History of God's Love, The Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Holy Mountain, 2015, ISBN 978-960-7735-93-5
• Christ’s Loneliness, forthcoming, with En Plo Publ., Athens.
• Open History and Its Enemies, forthcoming, with Armos, Athens.
and the following books in English:
• A Eucharistic Ontology: Maximus the Confessor's Eschatological Ontology of Being as Dialogical Reciprocity, Translated by Elizabeth Theokritoff, revised and extended. Holy Cross Orthodox Press, Brookline, Mass, 2010, ISBN 978-1-935317-08-1
• Church in the Making: An Apophatic Ecclesiology of Consubstantiality, Translated by Norman Russell, revised and extended. St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, NY, 2016, ISBN 978-0-88141-509-4
He has authored numerous articles. Books and articles of his are translated in 10 languages.
Smilen Markov (Varna, 1980) made his PhD at the University of Cologne with a book on the Metaphysical synthesis on John of Damascus (Brill, 2015). At present he is Assistant Professor in Christian Philosophy and Byzantine Theology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Veliko Turnovo. Smilen Markov is the author of more than 20 articles in the field of Medieval and Byzantine philosophy. His academic interests include Byzantine philosophy, orthodox theology, the interaction between Byzantine and Arab philosophy, as well as urban studies.
Sebastian Mateiescu has held research positions in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest and University of Lausanne. His research interests involve the Early Christian Studies, Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, and Maximus the Confessor. His last publication is ‘Counting Natures and Hypostases: St Maximus the Confessor on the Role of Number in Christology’, forthcoming in Studia Patristica.
Sotiris Mitralexis is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City University of Istanbul and currently Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, as well as Visiting Senior Research Associate at Peterhouse, Cambridge (January–April 2017). He received his doctorate in Philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin (2014) and his degree in Classics from the University of Athens. His publications include Ludwig Wittgenstein Between Analytic Philosophy and Apophaticism (2015) and Ever-Moving Repose: A Contemporary Reading of Maximus the Confessor's Theory of Time (2017).
Dionysios Skliris holds a PhD from the University of Paris IV- Sorbonne. His PhD dissertation was on 'The notion of tropos (mode) in the thought of Maximus the Confessor'. He teaches the course of 'Ecclesial Antirrhetical Theology' at the Theological Department of the Theological Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.