Philosophical Theology Group


Giorgi Khuroshvili, New Georgian University (Poti, Georgia)

Giorgi Khuroshvili (PhD) is a professor of philosophy at New Georgian University, deputy director of the Archive of Caucasian Philosophy and Theology. His major research and teaching areas are: Political Philosophy, Christian Philosophy, Intercultural Philosophy and History of Georgian Philosophy. Khuroshvili is an author and co-author of following books: Political Theology in Medieval Georgia (2022), Plato in Al-Farabi’s Political Philosophy (2018), Essays in Political Philosophy, vol. I, II (2016), Philosophy and Theology in Medieval Georgia (2016), Jerusalem and Athens. Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Context (2015). Khuroshvili is editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Georgian Philosophy and Theology. He is an author of 40 articles published in several countries. He has translated the works of Francis Bacon, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss, and others into the Georgian language.

Smilen Markov, University of Veliko Turnovo (Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria)

Smilen Markov (Varna, 1980) did his PhD at the University of Cologne with a book on the metaphysical synthesis of John of Damascus (Brill, 2015). At present, he is assistant professor in Christian philosophy and Byzantine theology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Veliko Tarnovo, and lecturer in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Bourgas (Bulgaria). He is co-investigator in the Project on Love in Religion directed by Prof. Paul Fiddes at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. Dr. Markov has done research on the reception of Aristotle in early Byzantine philosophy at the Universities of Cologne and Lausanne. He has published articles in the field of medieval philosophy and Byzantine theology in Bulgarian, English, German, Russian, Macedonian and Italian. He is a member of the International Society for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (S.I.E.P.M.) and of the German Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (GPMR). Dr. Markov is an editor of Philosophia – an e-Journal for Philosophy and Culture.

Igor Zaitsev, Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Igor Zaitsev graduated from the Higher School of Religion and Philosophy and Saint Petersburg State University. He was trained as a historian of philosophy. Philosophers such as Plato, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger and Levinas are in his field of study. He wrote his PhD thesis on Levinas’ concept of the Other. Gradually, his interest extended to the philosophy of religion and philosophical theology. He has a particular interest in theodicy.

Igor Zaitsev is currently an Associate Professor at the Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities, named after Fyodor Dostoevsky. He is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies.

Steering Committee:

Stephen Yates (Birmingham, UK)

Spyridoula Athanasopoulou-Kypriou, Hellenic Open University (Patras, Greece)

John Panteleimon Manoussakis, College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

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