Distance Learning Tutors

Todd Godwin

Todd Godwin

Todd Godwin is a Distance Learning Tutor of the Institute. His interests are in “global Syriac Christianity,” the interaction between Syriac Christian culture and Iranian, Central Asian, Chinese, Indian and Muslim cultures between the Late Antique and Early Modern Period. Todd’s PhD thesis, done at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, was on the first Christian texts written in Chinese, which come from the East Syrian community and the seventh to ninth century in Tang Dynasty period China. Todd is interested in Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox relations, as well as Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox relations.


Father Patrick Ramsey

Father Patrick Ramsey

Father Patrick Ramsey is a priest-monk from New Zealand and a Distance Learning Tutor of the Institute. He is presently living in the UK to complete a PhD in theology in the area of patristic ecclesiology and he has previously obtained a Master of Theology in Orthodox Studies through the University of Wales, Trinity St David or Lampeter. His speciality is in ecclesiology, in particular the hierarchy of the Church and its clerical orders, on which he has completed his Master’s dissertation. He has also researched in liturgics and has been studying closely various 14th century liturgical manuscripts from Mt Athos and Constantinople. He has spent some time on Mt Athos where he has obtained a good understanding of spiritual life and practice. He has also a strong interest in history and patristics.