Dr Philip Kariatlis

Photo of Dr Philip KariatlisBA (Sydney), BTh, MTh, ThD (SCD)

Biographical Information

Dr Philip Kariatlis, a graduate of the University of Sydney and the Sydney College of Divinity, is Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in Theology at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College. After completing his undergraduate studies in theology and arts, he received a Master of Theology and a doctorate from the Sydney College of Divinity, where he studied under Professors Gerard Kelly and Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia. His doctorate was in the area of ecclesiology where he examined the notion of koinonia as both gift and goal.

Since 2009 he has been involved in organising the Patristic and Theology Symposia at St Andrew’s which have attracted both local and international scholars. In 2019, he has been invited to speak at 5th triennial Patterson Conference, “Faith, Reason, and Theosis,” sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Studies Centre of Fordham University, and aimed at bringing Orthodox and Catholic theologies into dialogue. He is an editorial board member of Phronema and sits on the Faith and Unity Commission of the National Council of Churches of Australia.

Research Interests

Dr Kariatlis’ research interests lie in Church doctrines, both ancient and modern, and more specifically their existential and salvific character.

Major Publications

Dr Kariatlis translated the doctoral dissertation of Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis) The Infallibility of the Church in Orthodox Theology (2008) and authored a monograph Church as Communion: Gift and Goal of Koinonia (2011). Some of his more recent publications include a chapter in Primacy in the Church with St Vladimir’s Seminary Press (2016) and an article focusing on the mystery of the Holy Trinity as a paradigm for Christian living (Phronema, 2018). He has co-edited several works, Cappadocian Legacy (2013) and Alexandrian Legacy (2015), both through Cambridge Scholars Press. He has also published a number of articles and chapters in a number of different peer reviewed journals.

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