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Demetrios J. Constantelos (1927–2017)

In the Fall, 1979, issue of J.E.S., Demetrios was introduced as a new associate editor, following the death of Georges Florovsky, and served faithfully until his death on January 10, 2017, at the age of 89. Born in Greece, he came to the U.S. in 1947 to attend a Greek Orthodox seminary in Pomfret, CT. Ordained a priest in 1955, he pastored Greek Orthodox churches in New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, and founded three parishes in NJ. He received an M.Div. from Princeton (NJ) Theological Seminary and both a master's and a doctorate in history from Rutgers University. On the faculty of Hellenic College (Brookline, MA), 1965–71, he was a founding faculty member of Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, where he taught for 26 years, serving eventually as Charles Cooper Townsend, Sr., Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies.

Author of two dozen books (including Understanding the Greek Orthodox Church, in a 4th edition in 2005), he contributed dozens of articles to professional journals, encyclopedias, and edited books. A member of the Revised Standard Version Bible Committee of the National Council of Churches, he also established Stockton's Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies. Mourned by his four children, six grandchildren, and the multitude of students, parishioners, and colleagues who were privileged to learn from him, he was devoted to his beloved wife of 56 years, Stella Croussouloudis of New York and Greece, who predeceased him in 2010. Rest in peace, Father Demetrios!

New Associate Editors

Tom Papademetriou has been the Constantine and Georgeian Georgiou Endowed Professor of Greek History since 2009 at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, where he has taught since 2001, and where he has also directed the Dean C. and Zoë S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies since 2006. He previously worked with Byzantine and post-Byzantine artwork for the Provincial Museum of Alberta and with the American Oriental Society at the University of Michigan, where he lectured in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. He holds a B.A. from Hellenic College, Brookline, [End Page v] MA; an M.A. from St. John's College, Annapolis, MD; an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA; and a Ph.D. (2001) in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton (NJ) University. His authored Render unto the Sultan: Power, Authority, and the Greek Orthodox Church in the Early Ottoman Centuries (Oxford University Press, 2015). His articles have appeared in three edited books and in encyclopedias, and he has lectured to a wide variety of professional and church groups in the U.S., Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Cypress, Greece, and Morocco. He is currently a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, and directs an international collaborate project, the Anatolian Churches Project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He represented the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on the Interfaith Commission of the National Council of Churches, 2004–08, and has been actively involved in his congregation and public schools. We welcome Tom to the J.E.S. editorial board!

John J. Thatamanil has been Associate Professor of Theology and World Religions since 2011 at Union Theological Seminary, New York. He is also Assistant Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN, where he has taught since 2003. He previously taught at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS (1998–2003), and at Emerson College and Boston University as a graduate student. His B.A. is from Washington University, St. Louis; his M.Div., from Boston University School of Theology; and his Ph.D. (2000), from Boston University Division of Religious and Theological Studies. His Circling the Elephant: Constructive Theology through Interreligious Learning is expected in 2018 from Fordham University Press. Fortress Press published his The Immanent Divine: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament in 2006, and he has co-edited two other books. He has published more than twenty book chapters, essays, and reviews, as well as six articles in academic journals (including J.E.S., Fall, 2016) and several others in non-peer-reviewed journals and in popular media (including Huffington Post and regional and national newspapers). He...


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