Dr Doru Costache
BTh, PhD (Bucharest)
Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache, a graduate of the University of Bucharest (Romania), is Senior Lecturer in Patristic Studies at St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College since 2016. He has lectured in patristic studies for St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (2005-2017) and also tutored and lectured in systematic theology for the Department of Orthodox Theology of the University of Bucharest (1995-2004). He is a member of the International Association for Patristic Studies and the Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies. Participant in Science and Orthodoxy around the World, a project hosted by National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece (2016-2019). He is an honorary Associate of Department of Studies in Religion, the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer with the School of Philosophy and Theology, the University of Notre Dame Australia (2017-2019). He was a Durham International Senior Research Fellow of Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, United Kingdom (Epiphany Term, 2018).
With over twenty years of ordained ministry, he leads Saint Gregory the Theologian’s Romanian Orthodox Mission in Sydney’s North Shore (2017-).
Dr Costache’s research interests are in patristic theology, spirituality, and hermeneutics, and the interaction of theology, science, and culture in the first Christian millennium. He has convened seven patristic symposia at St Andrew’s (2009-2016).
Author of Humankind and the Cosmos in the Early Christian Thought (under review) and Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Sunday Cycle (2018). Co-author of Dreams, Virtue and Divine Knowledge in Early Christian Egypt (forthcoming 2019), Sfinții Părinți despre Originile și Destinul Cosmosului și Omului (2003), Știință și Teologie: Preliminarii pentru Dialog (2001), Introducere în Dogmatica Ortodoxă (1997). Co-editor of several volumes (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017; AIOCS Press, 2017; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015; St Andrew’s Orthodox Press, 2013; XXI Eonul Dogmatic, 2002, 2004, 2005).