Associate Professor Daniel Fanous

Dean and Lecturer in Theology & Biblical Studies, St Cyril's Coptic Orthodox Theological College
BE (University of New South Wales), MBBS, FRACGP (University of Sydney), MTh, PhD (Theology) (University of Newcastle)

Assoc Prof Daniel Fanous teaches Theology and New Testament at St Cyril‘s Coptic Orthodox Theological College. He has extensively studied and taught New Testament, as well as holding degrees in medicine, engineering, and theology. He is a well-known speaker, and has written several books in biblical scholarship including The Person of the Christ, Taught By God: Making Sense of the Difficult Sayings of Jesus, and most recently a scholarly biography, A Silent Patriarch – Kyrillos VI (1902-1971): Life and Legacy. 

Father Daniel is also a parish priest of St Peter & Paul‘s in Wollongong, and St Luke‘s in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia.

Areas of Interest

  • Orthodox Theology, both Patristic and Modern
  • New Testament exegesis
  • Pauline Literature
  • Patristic insights into the New Perspective on Paul
  • Orthodox Ascetic Literature and Ascetic Leadership



2020 A Silent Patriarch - Kyrillos VI: Life and Legacy
Saint Vladimirs Seminary Press (February 11, 2020)
2010 Taught By God: Making Sense of the Difficult Sayings of Jesus
ORI 2010; Revised Edition: Saint Vladimirs Seminary Press (July 1, 2020)
2009 Person of the Christ: Earthly Context of the Savior
Regina Orthodox Press (February 15, 2009)

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