Theologian-philosopher Christos Yannaras awarded honorary doctorate by Georgian Orthodox university

Poti, Georgia, September 20, 2022

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Last week, the noted Greek Orthodox theologian and philosopher Christos Yannaras was honored at New Georgian University, an Orthodox school in west Georgia.

Dr. Yannaras, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university, handed to him at a ceremony on Friday by the rector, His Eminence Metropolitan Grigoli of Poti and Khobi, the university reports.

The honored guest had the opportunity to give a talk to the audience, which included other hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church, and professors and students of various universities.

The university describes Dr. Yannaras as “an outstanding philosopher and theologian who has made a significant contribution to the research, development, and popularization of Christian philosophy and Orthodox theology in the modern world.”

His hundreds of works have been published in 19 languages, including many works in English. He has also received an honorary doctorate from St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York, Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the University of Belgrade.

Dr. Yannaras’ works published in English include:

  • The Freedom of Morality, New York (SVS Press), 1984

  • Elements of Faith, Edinburgh (T&T Clark), 1991

  • On the Absence and Unknowability of God: Heidegger and the Areopagite, London (Continuum, 2005)

  • Postmodern Metaphysics, Holy Cross Orthodox Press (Brookline, MA), 2004

  • Variations on the Song of Songs, Holy Cross Orthodox Press (Brookline, MA), 2005

  • Orthodoxy and the West, Holy Cross Orthodox Press (Brookline, MA), 2006

  • Person and Eros, Holy Cross Orthodox Press (Brookline, MA), 2008

  • The Meaning of Reality: Essays on Existence and Communion, Eros and History. Sebastian Press (Los Angeles), 2011

  • Relational Ontology, Holy Cross Orthodox Press (Brookline, MA), 2011

  • The Enigma of Evil, Holy Cross Orthodox Press (Brookline, MA), 2012

  • Against Religion: The Alienation of the Ecclesial Event, Holy Cross Orthodox Press (Brookline, MA), 2013

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