Marios Perikleous Begzos was born in 1951 in Athens. He studied theology, philosophy and law at the Universities of Athens, Geneva and in Germany.
In 1985 he receives his PhD for his paper on the philosophy of religion. He teaches philosophy of religion at the University of Athens while at the same time he is a visiting professor at the University of Marburg an der Lahn in Germany. He also teaches psychology of religion and sociology of religion at the University of Athens.
He has published twenty books and several scientific papers, while he is a contributor to many dictionaries and Encyclopedias. His work has been translated into English, French, German, Italian, and even Chinese.