Research Fellow an der Professur für Orthodoxes Christentum
(Philosophische Fakultät)

Efstathios Kessareas is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Religious Studies – Chair of Orthodox Christianity of the University of Erfurt. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Crete and a MA in Religious and Development Studies from the University of Leeds. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the Panteion University in Athens and another one in Greek Philology at the University of Crete. In the past he conducted postdoctoral research at the Center for Social Theory of Ghent University. He has published on sociology of religion, Orthodox Christianity, and Modern Greek ideology.

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Latest Publications:

Kessareas, Efstathios, "The Church in Times of Crisis: A Refuge or a Driver for Change?", The Wheel Journal, 28/29: 66–71, 2022.

April 2022

Kessareas, Efstathios: "Saints, Heroes, and the 'Other': Value Orientations of Contemporary Greek Orthodoxy", Religions, 13 (4): no. 360 (pp. 1-17), April 14th , 2022.

January 2022

Kessareas, Efstathios: 'Inequality: Orthodox Christian Responses and Limitations', Public Orthodoxy, January 11th, 2022.