Nikos I. Nikolaides is a professor of Patristic Theology at the University of Athens. He was born in Cyprus and studied at the University of Athens. He did a Masters Degree at the University of Durham and a PhD at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. He taught religious instruction at the Secondary Schools and later on became Superintendent at the Cypriot Ministry of Education. For several years he was the Head of the Department of Religious Enlightenment of the Archbishopric of Cyprus. He took part in many scientific conferences and published many papers and books while at the same time hosting several television and radio programmes.