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Opportunities exist for scholars and researchers to come and spend – for a fee – a period of time at the Institute which would enable them to devote more time to their projects in an inspiring academic context. The Institute offers a small but comprehensive library specialised in Orthodox sources, but visiting scholars would also receive access to the University of Cambridge Library and to the libraries of all Cambridge Theological colleges. Also they would have the opportunity to take part in the conferences and events organised by our Institute. To check availability of places for visiting scholars, please download the Application Form, fill it in and return it to our Academic Director, Dr Christoph Schneider at

Main areas of research:

Dr Ralph Lee – Research Associate

Dr Lee accepts proposals for PhD projects on the following topics: Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, the interaction between Orthodox and other Christian expressions in Ethiopia and worldwide, traditional bible interpretation in Ethiopic and Syriac traditions, the Jewish Matrix and the relationship between Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity, the influence of Second Temple texts such as 1Enoch on the New Testament and early Christian thought.

Dr Razvan Porumb – Lecturer / Vice-Principal

Dr Porumb accepts proposals for PhD projects in Ecumenism and Ecumenical Theology, Practical and Pastoral Theology, Christian spirituality, Theology and Literature.

Dr Christoph Schneider – Academic Director

I am supervising PhD theses in Systematic and Philosophical Theology:

  • Orthodox Theology and Continental Philosophy
    • Faith and Reason
    • Love
    • Metaphysics of the Between
  • Russian Religious Philosophy, esp. P.A. Florensky
  • Philosophy of Language/Semiotics
  • Dialogue between Orthodox and Protestant Theology (esp. K. Barth, E. Jüngel)
  • Dialogue between Orthodoxy and ‘Radical Orthodoxy’

Dr Elizabeth Theokritoff – Research Associate

Dr Theokritoff can supervise PhD theses on: Orthodoxy and ecology, theology of creation/’eco-theology’, and on some aspects of liturgical theology with an emphasis on hymography.