Athanasios Paparnakis

Athanasios Paparnakis

Professor of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Visiting Professor
  • Theological School of the Church of Cyprus
    1-7 Isokratous Str.1016, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Athanasios Paparnakis was born in Thessaloniki. He is a graduate of the School of Pastoral Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a postgraduate of the Department of Theology of Durham University, UK. He taught the course of Religius studies at schools of the secondary education and since 2001 he belongs to the teaching staff of the School of Social Theology and Christian Culture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He works on the Interpretation of the Old Testament and Biblical Theology. He is married with six children.

Selected Publications

  1. The Epiclesis of the name of God in the Old Testament, Thessaloniki 2006, p. 320. In Greek
  2. Holy Scripture in the works of St. Gregory Palamas. Introductory approach with the aid of information technology, Scientific Annals of the Faculty of Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, 12 (2008), p. 28. In Greek
  3. Athanasios Paparnakis – Constantinos Domouchtsis, «Digital Greek Patristic Catena (DGPC). A brief presentation»,Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities. 2017, Special Issue on Computer-Aided Proces­sing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages, {}.
  4. Athanasios Paparnakis – Christos Simelidis, «ἀσθενῶ,ἀσθένειαἀσθενὴς», Eberhard Bons and Jan Joosten  (ἐκδ.), Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. KG. 2020, τ. 1, σ. 1213-1231
  5. The veil of the Law and the Light of the Gospel in 2 Cor. 3. A Patristic approach, Proceedings of the 1stInternational Conference on St. Paul the Apostle, Corinth 2007, p. 27. In Greek
  6. References to the Old Testament in St. John Chrysostom’s Homilies “Contra Judaeos”, Proceedings of International Conference St. John Chrysostom 1600 years (407-2007), Thessaloniki 2007. In Greek
  7. Sin and sickness in biblical theology, Proceedings of the 10th Liturgical Symposium, Volos 2009. In Greek
  8. The use of the Bible in the works of St. Neofyti the Recluse, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference St. Neofytos the Recluse. History-Theology-Culture, April 22-26 2009, Pafos 2010. In Greek
  9. Prophets and Worship. The prophetic criticism of the ancient Jewish cult, Thessaloniki 2012, p. 250. In Greek
  10. True and False Prophecy. Jeremiah against the Pseudoprophets. A Pragma-Dialectical argumentation analysis, Thessaloniki 2021.