Paul Gavrilyuk came to the University of St. Thomas in 2001. An Eastern Orthodox historian and theologian, Gavrilyuk offers courses in the history of Christian doctrine, Christianity in late antiquity, liturgical studies, and Russian religious thought. He taught study-abroad courses and lectured in Italy, France, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. In spring 2007 he was invited as Visiting Professor to Harvard Divinity School, where he taught two graduate courses "Human and Divine Suffering in Late Antiquity" and "Introduction to Modern Russian Religious Thought."
His recent publications include two books: The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004; paperback in 2006) and Histoire du catéchuménat dans l’église ancienne [A History of the Catechumenate in the Early Church] (Paris: Cerf, 2007), which is a revised French edition of his book on the rites of initiation originally published in Russian in 2001. His scholarly articles appeared in The Journal of Theological Studies, Scottish Journal of Theology, and Vigiliae Christianae, among others. His current research includes a book on the pre-modern doctrine of the spiritual senses.
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Histoire du catéchuménat dans l’église ancienne. Paris: Editions du Cerf, 2007.
The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback in 2006.
"God’s Impassible Suffering in the Flesh: The Promise of Paradoxical Christology," in T. J. White, ed. Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering (Eerdmans, forthcoming).
"God’s Participation in Human Suffering in the Early Christian Theology of Martyrdom," in Proceedings of L.E.S.T. V (Leuven, forthcoming in 2008)
"Eastern Orthodoxy (Philosophical Theology)," in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, ed. Paul Copan and Chad V. Meister (London: Routledge, 2007).
"Scripture and Regula Fidei: Two Interlocking components of the Canonical Heritage" and "Canonical Liturgies: The Dialectic of Lex Orandi and Lex Credendi," in Canonical Theism, ed. William J. Abraham (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2008).
"Universal Salvation in the Eschatology of Sergius Bulgakov," The Journal of Theological Studies 57 (2006), 110-132.
"The Kenotic Theology of Sergius Bulgakov," Scottish Journal of Theology 58 (2005), 251-269.
"Melito’s Influence upon the Anaphora of Apostolic Constitutions 8. 12," Vigiliae Christianae 59 (2005), 355-376.
"Theopatheia: Nestorius’s Main Charge against Cyril of Alexandria," Scottish Journal of Theology 56 (2003), 190-207.
THEO 390 Sacred Places of France (study abroad course)
Courses taught at Harvard Divinity School (Spring 2007)
Human and Divine Suffering in Late Antiquity
Introduction to Modern Russian Religious Thought