Associate Professor - School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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Université et pays de rattachement
School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AuTh) - Greece
Fonction actuelle
  • Associate Professor
Titres académiques
  • B.A., University of Thessaloniki, School of Theology
  • Μ.Τh. and PhD, University of Strasbourg, Faculty of Catholic Theology
Domaines d’enseignement
  • The Study of Religion-Islam
  • Interreligious Dialogue and Interfaith Understanding
  • Islam and Education
  • The world religions
Domaine de recherche
  • Religion
  • Theology
  • Society
  • Politics
Thématique de recherche
  • Ibadi Theology
  • Political Messianism and Religious Discourse in Shi‘ite Islam
  • Intercultural Religious Education and Dialogue
Publications / contributions

Editor of the volumes

  • Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Salmi, Religious Tolerance: A Vision for a New World (Hildesheim/N.Y., 2016).
  • Intercultural Religious education and Islamic Studies. Challenges and Perspectives in Greece, Europe, USA (Bilingual edition Greek/English, Athens, 2016)
  • On Ibadism, (Hildelsheim/N.Y., 2014).

Co-editor of the Manual

  • Religion and Conflict. Essays on the Origins of Religious Conflicts and Resolution Approaches (London, 2011).

Book publications:

  • La Recherche Grecque contemporaine et l’Islam(Strasbourg 2002 / Lille, 2004);
  • Shi‘ism Religious and Political Dimensions in the Middle East (Thessaloniki, 2004 – in Greek);
  • Between Polemics and Dialogue: Byzantine, Post Byzantine and Contemporary Greek Literature on Islam(Thessaloniki, 2010 – in Greek);
  • Interreligious Dialogue: The Meeting of Christianity with Islam (Thessaloniki, 2010 – in Greek).
  • Early Islamic apocalyptic and messianic movements: Mahdi the eschatological Savor (Thessaloniki, 2011 – in Greek).
  • Kalam and the Islamic Trends of Thought (Thessaloniki, 2016-in Greek).


  • The philosophy of the Ibadi Kalam (Leiden/LUCIS Series-Brill, 2016)

She has also published many articles on the aforementioned research fields including:

  • « Le regard que porte la recherche grecque contemporaine sur la découverte de l’islam par le monde byzantin (VIIIe – XIVe) », « Le Courrier du GERI », Recherches d’islamologie et de théologie musulmane, Université Marc Bloch de Strasbourg, 5-6 vols./Numéros 1-2/2002-2003, pp. 119-142.
  • « La connaissance de l’Iran et de l’islam shi‘ite en Grèce », Nouvelle Revue des Etudes Iraniennes, no 1, εκδ. ΙFRI, Tehran-Paris, 2008, pp. 203-220.
  • “Muslims and Muslim education in Greece”, in Islamic Education in Europe, Ednan Aslan (ed.), Böhlau Verlag, Vienna, 2009, pp. 141-178.
  • “Women in Inter-religious Dialogue within the WCC and Orthodox christianity’s initiatives,” ed. Eleni Kasselouri, Fulata MBano, Aik. Pekridou, Many Women were also there…, Geneva, Volos, WCC, Volos Academy for Theological Studies, 2010, pp. 165-180.
  • “Interreligious dialogue in promoting peace and overcoming religious conflicts”, in Religion and Conflict. Essais on the Origins of Religious Conflicts and Resolution Approaches, A. Ziaka, E. Eynikel [et al] (eds.), Harptree Publishing, London, 2010, pp. 251-290.
  • Angeliki Ziaka and N. Papageorgiou, “Constricting Religion and Conflict Studies in Europe”, in Religion and Conflict. Essays on the Origins of Religious Conflicts and Resolution Approaches, Ziaka, E. Eynikel [et al] (eds.), Harptree Publishing, London, 2010, pp. xxviii-xlviii + appendix, pp. 543-561.
  • « Le dialogue interreligieux dans le contexte grec, » ed. J. – M. Aveline, Sur le Chemin de l’autre, Publications Chemins de Dialogue, Marseille, 2012, pp. 57-80.
  • “Ibadism: The East European View”, in Series on Ibadism and Oman, Vol. 2, Olms Publishing, Olms Publishing, Hildesheim-London-N.Y., 2012, pp. 481-491.
  • “The Implementation of Shar‘ia in Greece”, in Maurits Berger (ed.), Applying Shari‘a in the West, Leiden, Brill (LUCIS Series), 2013, 125-140.
  • « Grégoire Palamas et le dialogue avec l’Islam », in George Arabatzis (ed.), L’actualité de la Pensée Byzantine, Byzantinische Forcshungen, Band XXXI, 2013, pp. 95-121.
  • “Orthodoxy and Islam. Major Concerns for Orthodox engagement”, in P. Kalaitzidis et als. (eds.), Orthodox Handbook on Ecumenism, Volos Academy-WCC-Regnum Books, 2014, 714-724.
  • “LE CHIESE CRISTIANE DEL MEDIO ORIENTE: Sfide e prospettive”, VV., La testimonianza della Chiesa nel mondo contemporaneo, a cura di L. Bianchi, ed. San Leopoldo, Padova 2013, pp. 235-250.
  • “The Roots of the Usul al-fiqh in the Ibadi kalam. A comparison between Abu Said al-Kudami and Ibn Baraka”, in Series on Ibadism and Oman, 5, Olms Publishing, Hildesheim-London-N.Y., 2015, pp. 93-102
  • Koukounaras Liagkis, M. & A. Ziaka, “Religious Education in Greece-Orthodox Christianity, Islam and Secularism”, in European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research, 2015, 5(1), pp.44-53.
  • “Rearticulating a Christian Muslim Understanding. Gennadios Scholarios and George Amiroutzes on Islam”, in Studies in Church History. Christianity and Religious Plurality, 51 (2015), pp.150-165.
  • “The sources and Paths of Dissemination of Aristotelian Thought in Arabic-Islamic civilization”, Ignatius IV of Antioch, Festschrift in the Honor of His Beatitude Ignatius IV (Hazim), Patriarch of Antioch and All East, University of Ballamanand, Cologne 2015, pp. 287-300.
  • Karl Förstel, Schriften zum Islam von Arethas und Euthymios Zigabenos und Fragmente der griechischen Koranübertsetzung, Griechisch-deutsche Textausgabe von Karl Förstel (Corpus Islamo-Christianum, Series Graeca 7), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2009, in Cahiers de civilisation médiévale, éd. CÉSCM, Poitiers (2015).