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​Dr. Despina D. Prassas

​​​​​​(Ph.D. Catholic University of America, 2003). She teaches and publishes in the area of Historical Theology. ​Dr. Despina D. Prassas


Dr. Prassas works primarily in the late antique and the early byzantine period, specifically looking at the monastic and ascetical writings of St. Maximos the Confessor.  Another area of interest is the modern ecumenical movement, and she is currently a participant on several ecumenical dialogues. 

Her publications include St. Maximus the Confessor’s Questions and doubts: Introduction and translation (Northern Illinois University Press, 2009). Dr Prassas also has articles with The International Association of Orthodox Dogmatic Theologians, as well as other publications.