Founding Director of AIOCS: Doru Costache

 Founding Director, AIOCS: Doru Costache

Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache is a clergyman of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Australia and New Zealand, ministering to Saint Gregory the Theologian’s Mission in Mona Vale NSW. Senior Lecturer in Patristic Studies at St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College with the Sydney College of Divinity. Participant in the Science and Orthodoxy Around the World project, funded by grants from the Templeton World Charity Foundation and hosted by the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens (2016-2019). Honorary Associate of Department of Studies in Religion, the School of Letters, Art and Media, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney (2017-2020). Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Theology, the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney (2017-2019). Durham International Senior Research Fellow of Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, Epiphany Term 2018. Author of Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Festal Cycle (AIOCS Press, 2019) and Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Sunday Cycle (AIOCS Press, 2018). Coauthor of Dreams, Virtue and Divine Knowledge in Early Christian Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Sfinții Părinți despre Originile și Destinul Cosmosului și Omului (Deisis, 2003), Știință și Theologie: Preliminarii pentru Dialog (XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2001), and Introducere în Dogmatica Ortodoxă (Libra, 1997).

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Director, AIOCS Press Jonathan Cole

Director, AIOCS Press: Jonathan Cole

Dr Jonathan Cole has a PhD in theology from Charles Sturt University (CSU), an MA specialising in Middle Eastern Studies from the Australian National University and a BA Hons in Hellenic Studies from La Trobe University. He is an Assistant Director and Research Fellow at the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology, CSU, and a contributing editor to The New Polis. He is a lecturer at the Lachlan Macquarie Institute. He specialises in political theology, the thought of Christos Yannaras, contemporary Greek political and intellectual history, and Orthodox theology more broadly. He speaks Greek and Arabic and also works as a translator (Greek to English). Author of Christian Political Theology in an Age of Discontent.




Web and Book Design: Ion Nedelcu

Web and Book Design: Ion Nedelcu

Mr Ion Nedelcu holds a bachelor in Orthodox theology from the University of Bucharest and a graduate diploma in political sciences from National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest. Designer of the front cover illustrations for Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Festal Cycle (2019), Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Sunday Cycle (2018),  John Chrysostom: Past, Present, Future (2017), Alexandrian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal (2015), and Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal (2013).