Dr. Andrew Blaski joined the faculty of Holy Apostles College & Seminary as an Assistant Professor in 2019 shortly after completing his doctoral work on Origen of Alexandria and early Christian biblical interpretation. He has taught theology and church history in academic and ecclesial settings both here and in the UK, and has delivered lectures and conference papers in a variety of contexts internationally, from Chicago, to Oxford, to Jerusalem. He is especially interested in the ways Christians of varying traditions have been able to find “common ground” among the writings of the Church Fathers, and is always looking for ways to apply ancient Christian wisdom to modern Christian questions. Other research interests include Origen and the Origenist controversies, 2nd-4th c. Alexandrian exegesis, early Christian apologetic discourse, liturgical theology, and iconology. Recent and upcoming publications include articles for Vigiliae Christianae and Origeniana Duodecima, as well as an essay entitled “What the Church Fathers Thought about Textual Variation” for the book Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism (IVP Academic, 2019). Andrew lives in Canton, CT, with his wife Allison and his three children, Ada, Violet, and Leo.
- PhD, Early Christianity, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (2017)
- MA, Theology, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY (2013)
- MA, Church History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL (2012)
- BA, English, Biblical Studies, Trinity College, Deerfield, IL (2010)