John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology
Discipline(s): Theology, Byzantine Studies
Available to direct dissertations
I was born in India, grew up in Egypt and Canada, and am a married priest in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. I am interested in all aspects of the theology of the early Church, with special emphasis on the Trinitarian and Christological doctrines of the Greek fathers and Augustine; early Christian biblical exegesis; and the engagement between early Christian theological reflection and contemporary theological questions and concerns. I am also interested in modern Orthodox and Eastern Christian theology. I am presently completing a manuscript on soteriology, Deification Through the Cross. An Eastern Christian Theology of Salvation, and am also working on a book on the theological legacy of Irenaeus.