• Philip Kariatlis

    Philip Kariatlis

    Sub-Dean and Associate Professor of Theology at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia)

    Philip Kariatlis is Sub-Dean and Associate Professor of Theology at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College. After taking an undergraduate degree in Theology from St Andrew's, he graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Arts, majoring in Modern Greek. He received a Master of Theology and a doctorate from the Sydney College of Divinity, where he studied under Professor Gerard Kelly. His doctorate was in the area of ecclesiology where he examined the notion of koinonia as both gift and goal. His research interest lies in Church doctrine, specifically its existential and salvific character. He translated the doctoral dissertation of Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis) 'The Infallibility of the Church in Orthodox Theology' (2008) and has written in several peer reviewed journals within Australia and abroad. He has also written extensively for various publications, along with creative works. His most recent book is entitled: Church as Communion: Gift and Goal of Koinonia (2011).


    He has been a member of the Faith and Unity Commission of the National Council of Churches of Australia since 2010.

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