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Dr. Viacheslav V. Lytvynenko

Adjunct Professor of Theology and Christian Thought

Email: [email protected]
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2014
Expertise: Historical Theology

Biography:
Dr. Lytvynenko’s specialty in Historical Theology is focused on Patristic and Medieval Slavonic studies. He has a special interest in the reception of patristic doctrine of the Trinity and Christology in the Old Slavonic tradition from the 9th to 17th centuries.

His book Athanasius of Alexandria, Oration II contra Arianos: Old Slavonic Version and English Translation is one of his three-volume work that explores the reception of Athanasius of Alexandria (d. 373 A.D.) in the Medieval Slavonic tradition. It provides the text of his main theological work, Orations against the Arians, in the Slavonic translation and discusses the origin and history of this writing. His current project is the Trinitarian polemic in sixteenth-century Russia, and he is preparing a critical edition of the theological texts of the most illustrious theologian of that time, Zinoviy Otenskiy (d. 1568 A.D.). He also works with medieval manuscripts in Central and Eastern Europe and seeks to make forgotten Christian texts available in the English translation.

Dr. Lytvynenko teaches Church History to the Reformation, Theology Survey I, and Introduction to Theological Research. He is a Global Scholar missionary based in Prague, Czech Republic.

He is married to Oksana Lytvynenko, and they have three adult children.”

Degrees

  • B.Th. (Donetsk Christian University, Ukraine)
  • M.Th. (Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Belgium)
  • Ph.D. (Charles University, Czech Republic)

Select List of Publications

  • Zinoviy Otenskiy as a Source of the Trinitarian Polemic in Sixteenth-Century Russia: Introduction, Texts, and Translation. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.
  • Athanasius of Alexandria, Epistle to the Bishops of Egypt and Libya: Old Slavonic Version and English Translation. Patrologia Orientalis, Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming.
  • Athanasius of Alexandria, Oration III contra Arianos: Old Slavonic Version and English Translation. Patrologia Orientalis. Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming.
  •  “Pseudo-Athanasian Homily on the Man Born Blind: Slavonic Sermon from an Unknown Greek Original.” Scrinium, Brill 16 (2020): 1-26.
  • Athanasius of Alexandria, Oration II contra Arianos: Old Slavonic Version and English Translation. Patrologia Orientalis 248 (56.3). Turnhout: Brepols, 2019.
  • “Athanasius of Alexandria in Old Slavonic: Context and Transmission.” Communio Viatorum LXI/2 (2019): 177-199.
  • “Selective Textual Evidence as a Case for a Single Translator of Athanasius’ Orations Against the Arians into Old Slavonic.” Slovo 68 (2018): 199-226.
  •  “Reception of anti-Arian Motifs in the Old Slavonic Medieval Tradition. Part 1: Life of Antony.Palaeobulgarica XLI 3 (2017): 78-96.
  • “Reception of anti-Arian Motifs in the Old Slavonic Medieval Tradition. Part 2: Orations against the Arians.” Palaeobulgarica XLI 4 (2017): 27-54.
  • “Sergy Bulgakov and Georges Florovsky: The Task of Relating God and Creation.” Theological Reflections 15 (2014): 223-234.
  • “Theosis in Athanasius of Alexandria and Vladimir Lossky.” Areopagus Journal 12(3) (2013): 9-18.
  • Life in the Trinity: Christian Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers (Russian Translator), by Donald Fairbairn. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009; translated into Russian, published in Cherkassy, Ukraine, 2013.
  • Grace and Christology in the Early Church (Russian Translator), by Donald Fairbairn. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006; translated into Russian, published in Moscow, 2008.

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