• Rev. Brandon Gallaher

    Rev. Brandon Gallaher

    Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Exeter

    Brandon Gallaher is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Exeter (Devon, UK). He is the author of Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press)[with Paul Ladouceur] The Patristic Witness of Georges Florovsky: Essential Writings (London: T & T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2019) and [with John Chryssavgis] The Living Christ: The Theological Legacy of Georges Florovsky (London: T & T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2021). He served at the Holy and Great Council of Crete as a Theological Subject Expert in the Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office (2016), was part of the drafting committee of For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church (2020) and was one of the primary drafters of ‘A Declaration on the “Russian World” (Russkii Mir) Teaching’ He is currently working on books on Orthodoxy and world religions and Sergii Bulgakov. He serves as a priest of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain (Ecumenical Patriarchate).  

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The Whole Mystery of Christ

(Book Panel) Jordan Daniel Wood: The Whole Mystery of Christ
Creation as Incarnation in Maximus Confessor

Jordan Daniel Wood’s The Whole Mystery of Christ: Creation as Incarnation in Maximus Confessor (Notre Dame, 2022) provocatively re-reads Maximus as if he means what he says. Panelists explore the book’s promise for theology: historical, systematic, and beyond. Panel discussion with response by the author.

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Inter-Orthodox Relations, Religion and the Academy, Theology

True Man: Kallistos of Oxford as Orthodoxy’s First Universal Teacher of the Global Age

by Brandon Gallaher | български | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски “Meeting him I sensed immediately a quality of authenticity,of integrity, of completeness; here I felt was a true man.He was marked by a serenity, by a transparent and luminous joy”(Kallistos W... Read more.
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Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Orthodox Apocalypse: Judgment and Hope for Orthodoxy in the Time of Coronavirus

by Rev. Dr. Anastasios Brandon Gallaher and Fr. Richard Rene | Ελληνικά | Română Coronavirus has descended on our world as an apocalypse, a whirlwind destroying the shelter of our fixed verities, ripping the roofs off our traditions and throwing into the blaze of the sun the hidden sins an... Read more.
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Global Orthodoxy, Holy and Great Council

The Orthodox “Diaspora”: Mother Churches, Mission, and the Future

by Rev. Dr. Radu Bordeianu, Will Cohen, Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko, Brandon Gallaher, Rev. Dr. D. Oliver Herbel, and Kerry San Chirico Among the issues to be heard by the Orthodox Churches at the June 2016 Great and Holy Council in Crete is the situation of the Orthodox diaspora. The Council will b... Read more.
Holy and Great Council, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Orthodoxy, Human Rights & Secularization

“The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World” offers a clear reaffirmation of the “dignity and majesty of the human person” (1.1) in Christian doctrine. Moreover, the exalted status of the human person is here grounded in its ultimate vocation to deification. While the human being ... Read more.
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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

The Word of God and World Religions

By Brandon Gallaher (This essay was originally delivered as a public talk at the June 2015 Fordham/OTSA conference on the upcoming Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church. It was part of a panel on “The Contribution of the Orthodox Church to the Realization of Justice, Freedom, Brother... Read more.