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.