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John P. Manoussakis

Philosophy Department

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Boston College


Fields: Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology (in particular Heidegger and Marion), Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially Plato and the Neo-Platonic Tradition), Patristics, and Psychoanalysis

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Research interests 

Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology (in particular Heidegger and Marion), Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially Plato and the Neo-Platonic Tradition), Patristics, and Psychoanalysis.

John Panteleimon Manoussakis was born in Athens, Greece, and educated in the United States (Ph.D., Boston College). He was ordained into the diaconate in 1995 and into the priesthood in 2011, receiving the distinction of an archimandrite. He is a Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University and he is the recipient of a Templeton Foundation grant. He is the author of three books, editor of five volumes and he has published over thirty articles in English, Greek, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian. He serves as the editor-in-chief (together with Dr. Brian Becker) of the Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion, published by Brill. For an updated list of publications please see here


Recent Publications



BOOKS EDITED (selection):

• Traversing the Imaginary (Northwestern University Press, 2007 co-edited with Peter Gratton).

• Heidegger and the Greeks (Indiana University Press, 2006 co-edited with Drew Hyland). 

• After God (Fordham University Press, 2006). 

• Phenomenology and Eschatology: Not Yet in the Now (Ashgate, 2009).


• “The Philosopher-Priest and the Mythology of Reason” in Analecta Hermeneutica (special issueRefiguring Divinity) 4, 2012, pp. 1-18.

• “Self and Time” in Post-Subjectivity: Philosophical, Theological and Historical Considerations on Subjectivity after the Enlightenment, edited by Christoph Schmidt et al. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).

• “Hermeneutics and Theology” in The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics, edited by Niall Keane and Chris Lawn (Oxford: Blackwell, 2014).

• “Phenomenological Approaches to Religion” in Handbook for Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, edited by Graham Oppy (Durham: Acumen Publishing Ltd, 2014).

• “Friendship in Late Antiquity: The Case of Gregory Nazianzen and Basil the Great” in Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship, edited by S. Stern-Gillet and Gary Gurtler, S.J. (SUNY Press, 2014).

• “The Dialectic of Communion and Otherness in St Maximus’ Understanding of the Will” in Knowing the Purpose of Creation Through the Resurrection, Proceedings of the Symposium on St Maximus the Confessor, Belgrade, October 18-21, 2012, edited by Bishop Maxim (Vasiljević), (Sebastian Press & The Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade 2013), pp. 159-181.

• “Primacy and Ecclesiology: The State of the Question” in Orthodox Constructions of the West, edited by Aristotle Papanikolaou and George Demacopoulos (Fordham University Press, 2013), pp. 229-239. 

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