The Team

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Associate Professor Philip Kariatlis

Academic Director & Senior Lecturer in Theology, St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College
ThD (SCD, 2010), MTh (SCD, 2001), BA (Sydney, 2000), BTh (SCD, 1995)

Dr Philip Kariatlis completed an undergraduate degree in Theology from St Andrew’s, and 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. He has a podcast series on Ancient Faith Radio entitled Theology: The Deeper Breath of the Entire Body of the Church.

He is currently a member of the Faith and Unity Commission of the National Council of Churches of Australia (since 2010).

  • 2015

    Alexandrian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal

    Doru Costache, Philip Kariatls and Mario Baghos, Eds. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015

  • 2013

    Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal

    Doru Costache and Philip Kariatls, Eds. Sydney: St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2013

  • 2011

    The Church as Koinonia: Gift and Goal of Communion

    Adelaide & Sydney: ATF Press and St Andrew’s Press, 2011

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles
  • 2016

    Primacy in the Thought of Stylianos [Harkianakis], Archbishop of Australia

    In John Chryssavgis (ed), Primacy in the Church: The Office of Primate and the Authority of Councils. Historical and Theological Perspectives, vol. 1. Yonkers, New York: St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2016 pgs 281-298.

  • 2016

    The Mystery of the Holy Trinity: A Paradigm for Christian Living?

    Phronema 33:2(2018): 41-62. 'The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Environment', St Mark's Review 236, August 2016 pgs 16-36.