Giacomo Sanfilippo

is creating Orthodox dialogue on sexuality, gender, and other issues

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About Giacomo Sanfilippo

I'm an Orthodox Christian, PhD candidate in Theological Studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, father of five, grandfather of two, former priest, and founding editor of the globally renowned Orthodoxy in Dialogue.

I hold a BA in Sexuality Studies (2013) from York University and an MA in Theology (2015) from Regis College/St. Michael's College, both in Toronto, and am an alumnus (2014) of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Earlier in life (1986-89) I completed the course requirements for the MDiv at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary near New York City.  

My doctoral research—outlined in detail in the thesis proposal approved by my committee in late November 2020
—focuses on Florensky's theology of same-sex love published in Russia in 1914. I introduced my work with Florensky very briefly in Conjugal Friendship on Fordham University's Public Orthodoxy blog in May 2017. 

Have a look also at my MA thesis, 
A Bed Undefiled: Foundations for an Orthodox Theology and Spirituality of Same-Sex Love, and A Bed Undefiled; A Partial Retraction, for a more complete survey of my approach to the subject of same-sex love in Orthodox Christian life.

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