Theodore Stylianopoulos

 Theodore Stylianopoulos

Address50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 2445

Archbishop Iakovos Professor Of Orthodox Theology And Professor Of New Testament, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Th.D., Harvard Divinity School, 1974
S.T.M., Boston University School of Theology, 1964
B.A., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School, 1962

Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos has taught at Hellenic College and Holy Cross since 1967 specializing in the New Testament and also teaching courses in the areas of Orthodox theology and spirituality. He became tenured professor of New Testament in 1979 and was named the Archbishop Iakovos Professor of Orthodox Theology in 2003.

His main academic interests include the theology of the Gospel of John, the life and thought of St. Paul, the origins and growth of the early Church in its relationship to Jews and Gentiles, the spirituality of scripture and tradition, and the hermeneutical issues pertaining to the gospel, scripture, tradition, Church, Christian mission and pastoral life.

Fr. Stylianopoulos’ introductory book on Orthodox hermeneutics entitled The New Testament: An Orthodox Perspective, Vol. 1, Scripture, Tradition Hermeneutics (Brookline: Holy Cross Press (1997) has been translated into Arabic and Ukrainian and is forthcoming in Russian. He is also the author of The Good News of Christ (1991) and The Way of Christ: Gospel, Spiritual Life and Renewal in Orthodoxy (2002).

Over his many years Fr. Stylianopoulos has been engaged in extensive ecumenical work as official Orthodox representative through organizations and dialogs, has lectured in various colleges and universities, and has conducted numerous retreats in Orthodox parishes throughout the United States and Canada. Throughout his ordained life (since 1965) he has also pastored several parishes in New England, including St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Keene, N.H. (1978-to present).

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