Editors & Advisory Board


Father John Cox, Managing Editor. Father John holds an M.Div. from Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is the rector of Dormition Orthodox Church in Norfolk, Virginia.

Father Joseph Lucas, Managing Editor. Father Joseph is a Ph.D. candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and holds an M.Div. from Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is the rector of Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral in Miami, Florida.

Amir Azarvan, Senior Editor. Amir Azarvan is an assistant professor of political science in the School of Liberal Arts at Georgia Gwinnett College in exurban Atlanta. He is the editor of Re-Introducing Christianity: An Eastern Apologia for a Western Audience (Wipf & Stock, 2016).

David Bradshaw, Senior Editor. David Bradshaw has written widely on ancient and medieval philosophy and religion. He is the author of Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom (Cambridge University Press, 2004; paperback 2007). His most recent work includes the Greek Christian selections — introduced and edited — for Philosophy in the Middle Ages: A Multi-Cultural Reader, ed. Bruce Foltz (Bloomsbury, 2019). He is a professor of philosophy at the University of Kentucky.

Father Maximos Constas, Senior Editor. Father Maximos is a Senior Research Scholar in patristics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He has published prolifically on patristics and historical theology, especially the thought of St. Maximos the Confessor.

Father Joshua Genig, Senior Editor. Father Joshua is an adjunct professor at Purdue University and at Trinity College, the University of Toronto. He is the author of Viva Vox: Rediscovering the Sacramentality of the Word Through the Annunciation to Mary (Fortress Academic Press, 2015). He is the rector of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Orthodox Church in Redford, Michigan.

Justin Gohl, Senior Editor. Justin Gohl is an adjunct professor at Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and an adjunct professor at Eastern University in in St. David’s, Pennsylvania. His research interests include the wisdom literature of the Hebrew Bible and patristic biblical interpretation and theology. His recent work (unpublished) includes translations of Origen’s Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew.

Gary Jenkins, Senior Editor. Gary Jenkins is Van Gorden Chair in History at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, where he is also the director of Rule of Faith Journal’s sister organization, the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture. He has written widely on the history and theology of the Protestant Reformation, including his most recent book Calvin’s Tormentors: Understanding the Conflicts That Shaped the Reformer (Baker Academic, 2018).

Herman Middleton, Senior Editor. Herman Middleton is the author of Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives and Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece (Protecting Veil Press, 2003), and the translator of Lessons From a Greek Island: From the “Saint of Greek Letters,” Alexandros Papadiamandis (Protecting Veil Press, 2011). His doctoral dissertation (in Greek) examines the cosmology and anthropology of C.S. Lewis in light of the Greek Fathers.

Ionut Alexandru Tudorie, Senior Editor. Ionut Alexandru Tudorie is the academic dean of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. An expert in Byzantine history and theology, he has published widely in Romanian and English. In 2017 he was awarded the Nicolae Iorga Prize by the Romanian Society for Historical Sciences for his book, Imperial Authority in Crisis: Michael VIII Palaiologos (1258-1282) and the Relations between the Byzantine State and the Church, (Editura Istros, 2016 — in Romanian).

Peter Greenman, Manuscript Editor. Peter Greenman holds a B.A. in General Studies in the Humanities from the College of the University of Chicago.

Teena Blackburn, Advisory Board Member. Teena Blackburn is lecturer in Philosophy and Religion at Eastern Kentucky University. She holds an M.A. in Theology and Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Matthew Cooper, Advisory Board Member. Matthew Cooper is a lay scholar. He holds an M.A. in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jonathan Greig, Advisory Board Member. Jonathan Greig is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, where he is researching neoplatonism in relation to Byzantine — especially Palamite — theology. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.

Father Daniel Greeson, Advisory Board Member. Father Daniel holds an M.T.S. from Vanderbilt Divinity School at Vanderbilt University and an M.Div. from Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is an assistant priest at St. Anne’s Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Father Andreas Houpos, Advisory Board Member. Father Andreas Houpos holds an M.Div. and Certificate in Byzantine Music from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He is a board member of The Liturgical Arts Academy, and has served as its chaplain since 2018. He serves as an assistant priest at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, in Flushing, New York.

Sam Noble, Advisory Board Member. Samuel Noble is a doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Flanders, Belgium. He is the co-editor of The Orthodox Church in the Arab World (700-1700): An Anthology of Sources (Northern Illinois University Press, 2014) and co-translator of Arab Orthodox Christians under the Ottomans 1516-1831 by Constantin Panchenko (Holy Trinity Seminary Press, 2016).

Tikhon Pino, Advisory Board Member. Tikhon Pino is completing a Ph.D. in Theology from Marquette University. His dissertation is on Saint Gregory Palamas’s distinction between the Divine essence and energies.

Father Esteban Vázquez, Advisory Board Member. Father Esteban holds an M.A. in Theology from Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan. He is the rector of Saint Panteleimon Orthodox Church in Summit, Illinois.