Dr. Viacheslav V. Lytvynenko
Education, degrees
  • 2010–2014: Ph.D. in Greek Patristics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2001–2003: Master of Theology, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium.
  • 1993–1996: Bachelor of Theology, Donetsk Christian University, Donetsk, Ukraine.
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2017–present: Affiliated Researcher in Historical Theology, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium (ETF Leuven)
  • 2017–present: Research Professor, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2015–2016: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Charles University, Prague.
  • 2015–present: External Instructor of Historical Theology, ETF Leuven.
  • 2014–present: Adjunct Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Faculty, Charlotte, NC, USA.
  • 2003–2010: Lecturer in historical and systematic theology, Donetsk Christian University, Donetsk, Ukraine.
  • 1999–2000: Lecturer in systematic theology, Donetsk Regional Bible College, Donetsk, Ukraine.
  • 1996–1998: Translator for guest professors from Western Europe and USA, Donetsk Christian University, Ukraine.
Selected Bibliography

Books (Critical Editions)

  • Athanasius of Alexandria, Epistle to the Bishops of Egypt and Libya: Old Slavonic Version and English Translation. Patrologia Orientalis. Turnhout: Brepols, 2021 (forthcoming).
  • Athanasius of Alexandria, Oration III contra Arianos: Old Slavonic Version and English Translation. Patrologia Orientalis, Turnhout: Brepols, 2020 (forthcoming).
  • Athanasius of Alexandria, Oration II contra Arianos: Old Slavonic Version and English Translation. Patrologia Orientalis 248. Turnhout: Brepols, 2019.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Slavonic Quotations from Athanasius’ Orations Against the Arians in Iosif Volotsky and Metropolitan Daniil”. Slovene (forthcoming in Russia).
  • “Athanasius in Slavonic”. Forthcoming in Studia Patristica, Peeters (forthcoming).
  • “The Image of God in Athanasius’ Contra GentesDe Incarnatione and Orationes contra Arianos”. Wiener Patristische Studien (forthcoming in Austria).
  • “Pseudo-Athanasian Homily on the Man Born Blind: Slavonic Sermon from an Unknown Greek Original.” Scrinium: Journal of Patrology and Critical Hagiography 16 (2020): 188-213.
  • “Scribal Habits in the Slavonic Manuscripts with Athanasius’ Second Oration against the Arians”, Studia Ceranea: Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe 10 (2020): 173–214.
  • “Translation Errors in the Slavonic Version of Athanasius’ Orations against the Arians”, Starobulgarska Literatura: Journal for Medieval Bulgarian Literature and Culture 61-62 (2020): 38-58.
  • “Athanasius of Alexandria’s Triodion Homilies in the 14th century Bulgarian Panegyrics (Homiliaries)” [Triodnye gomilii psevdo-Afanasia Aleksandriyskogo v Novoizvodnykh Bolgar-skikh panigirikakh (gomiliariyakh)]. Palaeobulgarica 44, no. 2 (2020): 80– 100.
  • With Irina M. Gritsevskaya. “Afanasiy Aleksandriyskiy i Psevdo-Afanasiy v perevodakh Epifania Slavinetskogo” [Athanasius of Alexandria and Pseudo-Athanasius in Slavonic Translation by Epifaniy Slavinetskiy]. Palaeobulgarica 44, no. 3 (2020): 81–112.
  • “Athanasius of Alexandria in Old Slavonic: Context and Transmission”. Communio Viatorum LXI/2 (2019): 177-199.
  • “Thematic Index of Selected Greek and Old Slavonic Ontological Terms: Orations against the Arians, Epistle to the Bishops of Egypt and Libya, and Didactic Gospel”. In Honorem 5, Preslavska knizhovna shkola, Shumen University (2019): 111-140.
  • “The Writings of Athanasius of Alexandria in the Old Slavonic Medieval Tradition. Part 2: Spuria” [Sochinenia Afanasia Aleksandriyskogo v slavyanskoy traditsii. Chast ΙI: Spuria]. Byzantinoslavica: Revue Internationale des Études Byzantines 76/1-2 (2019) 161-194.
  • “Joseph von Wolokolamsk”. In: Biographisch-bibliographische Kirchenlexikon, Band XL (Nordhausen: Verlag Traugott Bautz GmbH, 2019), 3-5.
  • “Athanasius’ Orations against the Arians: Theological Glosses in Two Slavonic Manuscripts”. Preslavska Knizhovna shkola 19, Shumen University (2019): 77-101.
  • “Epifanij Slavinetskij’s Translation of Athanasius’ Orations against the Arians: Thalia Fragments as a Case Study”. Slavia 89/4 (2019): 383-413.
  • “Selective Textual Evidence as a Case for a Single Translator of Athanasius’ Orations Against the Arians into Old Slavonic”. Slovo 68 (2018): 199-226.
  • “Οld Slavonic Translation of Athanasius’ Orationes contra Arianos: Reasons for Translation and the Issue of Transmission”. Europa Orientalis. Studi e ricerche sui paesi e le culture dell’ Est europeo 36 (2017): 83-96.
  • “Reception of anti-Arian Motifs in the Old Slavonic Medieval Tradition. Part 1: Life of Antony” [Recepcija antiarianskoj tematiki Afanasija Aleksandrijskogo v slavjanskoj srednevekovoj tradicii. Čast 1: Žitie Antonija Velikogo]. Palaeobulgarica XLI № 3 (2017): 78-96.
  • “Reception of anti-Arian Motifs in the Old Slavonic Medieval Tradition. Part 2: Orations against the Arians” [Recepcija antiarianskoj tematiki Afanasija Aleksandrijskogo v slavjanskoj srednevekovoj tradicii. Čast 2: Slova protiv Arian]. Palaeobulgarica XLI № 4 (2017): 27-54.
  • “Οld Slavonic Translation of Athanasius’ Orationes contra Arianos: Reasons for Translation and the Issue of Transmission.” Europa Orientalis. Studi e ricerche sui paesi e le culture dell’ Est europeo 36 (2017): 83-96.
  • “The Writings of Athanasius of Alexandria in the Old Slavonic Tradition. Part 1: Genuine Writings” [Sočinenija Afanasija Aleksandrijskogo v slavjanskoj tradicii. Čast Ι: Podlinnye sočinenija]. Byzantinoslavica: Revue Internationale des Études Byzantines 75 (2017): 5-29.
  • “The Writings of Athanasius of Alexandria in the Old Slavonic Tradition. Part 2: Genuine Writings” [Sočinenija Afanasija Aleksandrijskogo v slavjanskoj tradicii. Čast ΙI: Spuria]. Byzantinoslavica: Revue Internationale des Études Byzantines, forthcoming in Prague.
  • “Arius’ Thalia Fragments: Old Slavonic Version of Athanasius’ Orations against the Arians 1:5-6.” Parresia: Revue pro vychodni krest’anstvi 9-10 (2015-2016): 31-52.
  • “Anti-Arian Arguments in Iosif Volotskij’s Polemic against the Medieval Judaizers.” Parresia: Revue pro vychodni krest’anstvi 9-10 (2015-2016): 53-86.
  • “Sergey Bulgakov and Georges Florovsky: The Task of Relating God and Creation.” Theological Reflections / Bogoslovije. Kultura. Obrazovanije 15 (2014): 223-234.
  • Theosis in Luther: Analysis of the New Finnish Luther Research.” Theological Reflections / Bogoslovije. Kultura. Obrazovanije Special issue by Donetsk Christian University (2013): 108-127.
  • Theosis in Athanasius of Alexandria and Vladimir Lossky.” Areopagus Journal 12/3 (2013): 9-18.
  • “Glossary of Theological Terms” [Glossarij bogoslovskikh terminov], in Donald Fairbairn, Inymi glazami: vzgljad evangelskogo khristianina na Vostočnoje Pravoslavije [Russian translation of: Donald Fairbairn, Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes], 267-271. Sankt-Peterburg: Biblija dlja vsekh, 2008.
  • “Democracy in the Homeric Epos” [Demokratija v epose Gomera]. In Materialy Meždunarodnoj naučnoj konferentsii “Vzaimootnošenija meždu politikoj i khristianstvom”, Donetsk Christian University [Material from the Scholarly Conference “Relationship Between Politics and Christianity”], 5-13. Rovno: PP DM, 2006.
  • Paideia as the Key Method of Evangelism and Discipleship in the Early Church” [Paideia kak obscheje ponjatije o metode evangelizma i učeničestva v rannej tserkvi]. In Bogoslovije v Evangelizme. Doklady bogoslovskogo foruma [Theology in Evangelism. Papers from the Theological Forum], 155-170. Zaporožje: Piligrim, 2007.

Translations to Russian

  • Donald Fairbairn, Life in the Trinity: Christian Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers, Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009; ISBN 978-0-19-925614-3 (translated in the year 2013, published in Cherkassy, Ukraine, ISBN 978-966-8957-44-4).
  • Donald Fairbairn, Grace and Christology in the Early Church, Oxford Early Christian Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006; ISBN 978-019-925614-3 (translated in the year 2008, published in Moscow, ISBN 978-5-89647-195-0).


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