Khaled Anatolios

Khaled  Anatolios

Endowed Professor
John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology
Biblical Studies/Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity
History of Christianity


B.A, University of Toronto, 1990
M.A., University of Toronto, 1992
Ph.D., Boston College, 1996

Research and Teaching Interests

Khaled Anatolios is interested in all aspects of the theology of the early Church, with special emphasis on the Trinitarian and Christological doctrines of the Greek fathers and Augustine; early Christian biblical exegesis; and the engagement between early Christian theological reflection and contemporary theological questions and concerns. He is also interested in modern Orthodox and Eastern Christian theology.

In the video below, Prof. Anatolios discusses his study of the origins of Christian doctrines:


Recent Publications

Ed. 2014. The Holy Trinity in the Life of the Church. Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and Spirituality 3. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
2011. Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
2004. Athanasius. Early Church Fathers. New York: Routledge.
2004. Athanasius: the Coherence of his Thought. London & New York: Routledge.
Book Chapters:
2017. "Creatio ex nihilo in Athanasius of Alexandria’s Against the Greeks-On the Incarnation." In Creation out of Nothing? Origins and Contemporary Concerns, ed. Gary Anderson. University of Notre Dame Press (forthcoming, 2017)
2016. "Creation and Salvation in St. Athanasius of Alexandria," On the Tree of the Cross. George Florovsky and the Patristic Doctrinee of Atonement. Ed. Matthew Baker, Seraphim Danckaert, & Nicholas Marinides. Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary Press: 59-72.
2015. "Christology in the Fourth Century," The Oxford Handbook of Christology. Ed. Francesca Aran Murphy. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 105-120.
2015. "Sacraments in the Fourth Century." In The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology, edited by Hans Boersma & Matthew Levering, 140-155. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2014. “Personhood, Communion, and the Trinity: A Reconsideration of some Patristic Texts.” In The Holy Trinity in the Life of the Church, edited by K. Anatolios, 147-164. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.
2010. “Canonicity in the Context of Trinitarian Doctrine.” In The Oxford Companion to the Trinity, edited by M. Levering and G. Émery, 15-27. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2010. “The Christ of the Creeds.” In The Blackwell Companion to Jesus, edited by Dilbert Burkett, 176-192. Oxford: Blackwell.
2009. "Athanasius." In Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, edited by Hans-Joseph Klauck, et al, 1189-1192. Berlin: De Gruyter.
2009. “Divine Semiotics and the Way to the Triune God in Augustine’s De Trinitate.” In God in Early Christian Thought, edited by Andrew McGowan, Brian E. Daley, and Timothy Gaden, 163-193. Leiden: Brill.

2016. "A Patristic Reflection on the Nature and Method of Theology in the New Evangelization." Nova et Vetera 14.4 (2016) 1067-1082

2016. "The Witness of Athanasius at the (Hoped-For) Nicene Council of 2025," Pro Ecclesia. A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology XXV:2, 220-236

2014. "The Soteriological Grammar of Patristic Christology.” The Thomist 78 (2014) 1-24. 
2013. “‘Christ the Power and Wisdom of God’: Biblical Exegesis and Polemical Intertextuality in Athanasius’s Orations against the Arians.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 21.4 (2013) 503-535.
2012. “Interiority and Extroversion in Biblical Trinitarian Faith in Augustine’s De Trinitate.” Letter and Spirit 7 (2012), 173-190.
2011. “To the Image: The Icon in Prayer.” Boston College Magazine, 2011.


Fr. Anatolios was born in India, grew up in Egypt and Canada, and is a married priest in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. He was recently awarded a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology for which he is completing a manuscript tentatively entitled, Deification through the Cross. An Eastern Christian Soteriology. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Pappas Patristics Institute at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. 


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