Dr Krastu Banev
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My research interests include patristic anthropology; early Christian asceticism and later Orthodox spirituality; Byzantine hymnography; the cultural and religious links between Byzantium and the Slav world. I've also been investigating the theological responses to the Balkan Wars and WW1 in the works of the Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov.
I'm currenlty preparing a book on the use of classical rhetoric in the Byzantine homiletic tradition.
Since I arrived in Durham in 2008 my teaching has focused on the history and theology of the Greek speaking Church: from Nicea (325AD) to Chalcedon (451AD) and beyond.