Christos Veskoukis

Research Interests

Christos Veskoukis is a doctoral candidate in Theology at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on the dialogue between Eastern Orthodox theology and contemporary political pluralism. Furthermore, Christos is particularly interested in the figures of St. John Chrysostom and Nikolai Berdyaev, their understandings of sin and freedom and how these can produce an Orthodox theology able to meaningfully dialogue with the pluralistic public square of present-day Western liberal democracies. Prior to his studies at Exeter, Christos studied philosophy and theology in Greece (Athens), the UK (Birmingham), and the Netherlands (Nijmegen). 

Christos’s talk at the ORIC Third Theological Conference Holiness, Perfection, Theosis


‘Using Therapeutic Sin-Talk in a (Post)Modern Environment: a Theologically Acceptable Choice or a Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Problem?’ International Journal of Orthodox Theology 13, no. 1, (2022), pp. 94-107.

‘Augustine of Hippo’s Sexual Ethics and Nikolai Berdyaev’s Notion of Freedom: An Argument Against the Official Roman Catholic Rejection of Non-Procreative Sexual Activities.’ The Key: University of Exeter Theology & Religion Student Journal 1, no. 2 (2021), pp. 11-21.

‘The Normative Implications of the Doctrine of Creatio ex Nihilo and Nikolai Berdyaev: Towards a Renewed Christian Orthodox Understanding of Human Freedom for the Postmodern Twenty-first Century.’ International Journal of Orthodox Theology 11, no. 1 (2020), pp. 142-161.

Book Reviews

Chrysostomos A. Stamoulis, Broken Bridges: An Introduction to Orthodox Fundamentalism (Alhambra: Sebastian Press, 2021), Reviews in Religion & Theology 28, no. 4 (2022), pp. 403-405.

Samantha L. Miller, Chrysostom’s Devil: Demons, the Will, and Virtue in Patristic Soteriology (DuPage: InterVarsity Press, 2020), LOGOS: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 62, nos. 1-4 (2021), pp. 270-273.