Andrew Louth

Andrew Louth FBA (/lθ/; born 11 November 1944) is an English theologian. He is an emeritus professor of patristic and Byzantine studies in the Department of Theology and Religion of Durham University.[2] Louth has been at Durham University since 1996. Previously he taught at the University of Oxford (mostly patristics) and at Goldsmiths' College in Byzantine and early medieval history. He is a fellow of the British Academy and was a member of the British Academy Council from 2011 to 2014.[2][3] He was President of the Ecclesiastical History Society (2009–10).[4]

Andrew Louth

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Louth speaking at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in 2017 in front of a portrait of A. B. Emden
Born (1944-11-11) 11 November 1944 (age 78)
Louth, England
Ecclesiastical career
ReligionChristianity (Anglican · Eastern Orthodox)
  • 1968 (Anglican)[1]
  • 2003 (Eastern Orthodox priest)
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work

Born on 11 November 1944 in Louth, Lincolnshire, he was educated at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.[5]

Formerly an Anglican priest, he converted to Eastern Orthodoxy in 1989 and was ordained as an Eastern Orthodox priest in 2003.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Louth, Andrew (2007), Greek East and Latin West: The Church, AD 681–1071, Church History, 3, St. Vladimirs Seminary Press, ISBN 978-0881413205
  • Louth, Andrew (2002), St. John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology, Oxford early Christian studies., Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199275274
  • Louth, Andrew; Raitt, Jill (1998), Wisdom of the Byzantine Church: Evagrios of Pontos and Maximos the Confessor, Paine Lectures in Religion, 1997, Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Missouri, OCLC 38570047
  • Louth, Andrew (1996), Maximus the Confessor, Early Church Fathers, Routledge London, ISBN 0203991273
  • Louth, Andrew (1989), Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology, Clarendon, ISBN 0198261969
  • Louth, Andrew; Oden, Thomas C.; Conti, Marco (2001). Genesis 1-11; Volume 1. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 1579582206.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Behr 2011, pp. ix–x.
  2. ^ a b Department of Theology and Religion. "Emeritus Professor A Louth". Durham University. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Professor Andrew Louth". British Academy. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ Past Presidents - Ecclesiastical History Society
  5. ^ Behr 2011, p. ix.


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Preceded by President of the Ecclesiastical History Society
Succeeded by