Center for Advanced Studies of Patristic and Byzantine Spiritual Legacy

The CASPBL is a research center at Sofia University St. Kliment of Ochrid specialized in the field of Patristic Heritage, Church History and Byzantine Theology, along with their impact on the contemporary Orthodoxy and modern science. Its purpose is to unify the efforts of the academic community at Sofia University, with other academic and church institutions studying Late Antiquity, Middle Ages and the contemporary aspects of the Religion–Science dialogue. Particular emphasis is laid on the contextualization of historical contributions of Eastern Orthodoxy to the theology and spiritual life in contemporary Europe.

Board of Managers

Director

Dr. Ivan Christov is Professor of Christian Philosophy and Head of the Department of Historical and Systematical Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University.

Coordinator

Dr. Svetoslav Ribolov is Associate Professor of Patristics and Greek Language at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ochrid”.

Members

Dr. Lyubomir Tenekejiev is Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ochrid”.

Dr. Dimo Penkov is Associate Professor of Christian Apologetic and Psychology of Religion at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ochrid”.

Dr. Ventzislav Karavaltchev is Assistant Professor of Christian Archeology and Church History at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ochrid”

Dr. Shtoni Kokoudev is Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ochrid”

Affiliated Members

Dr. Clemena Antonova

Dr. Maria Christova