Prof. Chrysostomos Stamoulis was born in Aphytos (Halkidiki) in 1964. He is Professor of Dogmatic and Symbolic Theology at the Department of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He studied theology at the Universities of Thessaloniki (Greece), Belgrade (Serbia) and Durham (UK) and teaches such courses as dogmatic theology, as well as theology and Orthodox aesthetics, theology and film, atheism, and science. His many works include On Light. Personal or Natural Energies? A contribution to the contemporary debate on the Holy Trinity in the Orthodox world (1999), Sacred Beauty. An Introduction to the Philocalic Aesthetics of Orthodoxy (2004), Eros and Thanatos. Essay for a culture of Incarnation (2009), As if I were a Stranger and a Wanderer, Or, Incarnation: The Migration of Love (2011). He undertook musical studies at the Macedonian and State Conservatories in Thessaloniki. He is principally engaged in choral music and composition and has produced five CDs.