Dr. Despina D. Prassas

Contact: DPRASSAS@providence.edu

Education: (Ph.D. Catholic University of America, 2003).
She teaches and publishes in the area of Historical Theology.

Current Projects

  • St. Maximos the Confessor’s Liber Asceticus:  Introduction and Translation, Corpus Christianorum Series in Translation (Brepols, 2018) [in revisions]
  • A Translation of Basil of Ancyra’s De vera virginitatis integritate (PG 31.164-97) With Introduction for the Popular Patristics Series (St. Vladimir’s Seminar Press)[In process]
  • “Social, Economic, and Political Influences in Ecumenism” in The Ecumenical Legacy of Brother Dr. Jeffrey Gros, FSC (forthcoming, 2017)


St. Maximus the Confessor’s Questions and doubts: Introduction and Translation (Northern Illinois University Press, 2009)

Growth in Agreement IV: International Dialogue Texts and Agreed Statements, 2004-2014, Thomas F. Best, Lorelei F. Fuchs, S.A., John Gibaut, Jeffrey Gros, F.S.C, Despina Prassas, eds. 2 Volumes (WCC, 2017)

“Evagrius Ponticus and the Re-Ascent of the Nous to Union with God” in Patristic Spirituality: Classical Perspectives in Ascent to the Journey to God, Don W. Springer and Kevin M. Clarke, eds. (Brill, forthcoming)