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Aristotle Papanikolaou

Fordham University

Aristotle Papanikolaou is professor of theology, the Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Orthodox Theology and Culture, and the Co-Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University. He is also Senior Fellow at the Emory University Center for the Study of Law and Religion. In 2012, he received the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities. Among his numerous publications, he is the author of Being with God:  Trinity, Apophaticism, and Divine-Human Communion, and The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy.  He is also co-editor of Faith, Reason, and Theosis (2023), Orthodox Tradition and Human Sexuality,  Political Theologies in Orthodox ChristianityFundamentalism or Tradition:  Christianity after SecularismChristianity, Democracy and the Shadow of Constantine (Winner of 2017 Alpha Sigma Nu Award in Theology), Orthodox Constructions of the West, Orthodox Readings of Augustine, and Thinking Through Faith:  New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars.  He enjoys Russian literature, Byzantine and Greek music, and is a bit of a foodie.

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From Sophia to Personhood: The Development of 20th Century Orthodox Trinitarian Theology

Why Sophia? Bulgakov the Theologian

Divine Energies or Divine Personhood: Vladimir Lossky and John Zizioulas on Conceiving The Transcendent and Immanent God

Contemporary Orthodox Currents on the Trinity

Eastern Orthodox Theology