The Antiochian Orthodox Institute
The Antiochian Orthodox Institute (TAOI) Ph.D. Program in Orthodox Studies was
established as a department of the Antiochian House of Studies (AHOS) and is the first program
of its kind created within an English-speaking framework in North America. The Ph.D. program is intended to train specialists in Biblical and Patristic Theology, with the specific aim of transmitting the wisdom and ethos of the Orthodox tradition to our theologians, educators and pastors.
In its mission to fulfill the ancient apostolic calling to build up Christian theological education, the Antiochian House of Studies is led by a team of renowned scholars who offer students of all backgrounds the opportunity to engage in scholarship at the highest level. Our Ph.D. scholars specialize in research topics of their own choosing.
The Ph.D. program in Orthodox Studies contributes most significantly to fostering a deeper understanding of the critical challenges of our times. This profound enrichment of the Church's intellectual life will enhance the pastoral work of all our clergy and our educators everywhere. Our graduates will ultimately bring invaluable scholarship to all Orthodox Christians, in turn enabling the faithful to bear witness to the Orthodox faith through profound intellectual and critical cultural engagement on all levels.
In addition, the promotion of research at the highest level will enable Orthodox scholars to be present with and engage in, a much-needed genuine dialogue with the Academy, as they interact with intellectuals of all religious and ethnic backgrounds.
This new Ph.D. program promises to deepen and adorn the whole project of advanced education under Orthodox auspices in North America.
For further details, visit TAOI's website, or contact:
The Very Rev. Dr. Michel Najim
Director of the Ph.D. Program in Orthodox Studies
Antiochian House of Studies
|Orthodox Institute Prospectus, PhD (PDF)||1.55 MB|
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