Sotirios Despotis


I was born in Athens in 1968. Studies at the Department of Theology in 1990. Postgraduate studies in Greece and in Mainz, Germany. Simultaneous studies in Byzantine Music at Skalkota Conservatory – member and soloist of the Greek Byzantine Choir.

In 1999 I was awarded a Doctor of Theology with the thesis “Heavenly Worship in the Apocalypse. 4-5”. 1996-2001 I taught the course of Orthodox religious studies in German Schools in the state of Hessen and compiled the detailed Teaching Programs for the same course. Since 2001 I am Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, focusing on the Interpretation of the New Testament and at the Hellenic Open University the module ΟΡΘ50 «The Historical Course of the Orthodox Church and Theology in the Wider Religious and Cultural Environment (Late Antiquity – 18th century) ». I am a member of the International and European Union of New Testament Scholars, and I have published articles in German and English. Publication list at &