Fr. '''Demetrios J. Constantelos''' is a retired [[priest]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. He is a world-renowned scholar on Eastern Orthodoxy, Byzantium, modern Greek history, and Hellenistic philosophy. Currently he is a Distinguished Research Scholar in Residence and the Charles Cooper Townsend Sr. Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies, Emeritus, at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ. He was born in Spilia, Messenia, Greece. He became a United States citizen in 1958, and resides in Linwood, NJ, with his wife and [[presbytera]], Stella.
== Early life ==
Fr. Constantelos is a prolific writer, with published books and articles on Hellenism, philosophy, history and theology. His many titles include:
*''Christian Faith And Cultural Heritage : Essays from a Greek Orthodox Perspective''
[ISBN 0972466177 ]*''Renewing the Church : The Significance of the Council in Trullo'' [ISBN 1885652852 ]
*''Paideia : Addresses to Young People''
*''The Complete Works of His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos, Primate of North and South America 1959-1996''
[ISBN 1885652208 ]
*''The Torchbearer : Encyclicals Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Subjects, Administration, Education, Culture''
*''Understanding the Greek Orthodox Church : Its Faith, History and Practice''
[ISBN 0816405158 ]*''Christian Hellenism, Volume Three : Essays and Studies in Continuity and Change'' [ISBN 0892415231 ]*''The Greeks, Their Heritage, and Its Value Today'' [ISBN 0917653475 ]*''Poverty, Society and Philanthropy in the Late Mediaeval Greek World'' [ISBN 0892414014 ]*''Byzantine Philanthropy and Social Welfare'' [ISBN 0892414022 ]*''Religious-Philosophical Issues and Interreligious Dialogues in the Orthodox Church Since World War II'' [ISBN 0917651278 ]
*''Orthodox Theology and Diakonia : Trends and Prospects Essays in Honor of His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday'' ISBN 0916586804
*''Marriage, Sexuality and Celibacy : A Greek