Dr Guy Freeland is one of the longest-standing lecturers of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, having taught various subjects including philosophy, iconography, and hermeneutics at the college since 1986. He has just retired from lecturing in Liturgical Studies. Dr Freeland is the founding editor of the college’s journal, Phronema (from 1986-1994), and has contributed to several college sub-committees in the development of units in various academic programs. In 2008, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos bestowed Dr Freeland with the Gold Cross of St Andrew, which is the highest award of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia bewstowed on the basis of outstanding service to the Church and the college.
Academic Classification: Senior Lecturer, PhD (Bristol, 1965), CertHistPhilSc (Cambridge, 1963), BA (Bristol, 1960)
Subject Area: Liturgical Studies
Current Research: The Nature of Eucharistic Transformation, The Orthodox Hermeneutic Tradition
Windows to Orthodoxy. Sydney: St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2013.
Canberra Cosmos: The Pilgrim's Guidebook to Sacred Sites and Symbols of Australia's Capital. Sydney: Primavera, 1995.
1543 And All That: Image and Word, Change and Continuity in the Proto-Scientific Revolution. ed. by G.Freeland & A.Corones, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000.
Chapters in Books
‘The Lamp in the Temple: Copernicus and the Demise of a Medieval Ecclesiastical Cosmology’. Chapter in 1543 And All That: Image and Word, Change and Continuity in the Proto-Scientific Revolution, ed, by G.Freeland & A.Corones, 189-270. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000.
‘Introduction: In Praise of Toothing Stones’. Chapter in 1543 And All That: Image and Word, Change and Continuity in the Proto-Scientific Revolution, ed. by G.Freeland & A.Corones, 1-15. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000.
‘Reflections on the Curious Iconography of the Temple of Sulis Minerva, Aquae Sulis’. Chapter in Religion in the Ancient World: New Themes and Approaches, ed. by M.Dillon, 123-44. Amsterdam: Hakkert, 1996.
‘In Quest of a Cognitive Historiography’. Chapter in Dimensions of Cognitive Science, ed. by R.W.Albury & P.Slezak, 1-19. Kensington NSW: UNSW Centre for Cognitive Science, 1988.
‘Death and Australian Civil Religion’. Chapter in Essays on Mortality, ed. by M.Crouch & B.Huppauf, 105-20. Kensington NSW: Faculty of Arts, UNSW, 1985.
‘Evolutionism and Arch(a)eology’. Chapter in The Wider Domain of Evolutionary Thought, ed. by D.R..Oldroyd & I.Langham, 175-219. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1983.
Articles in Refereed Journals
‘Stretching Tradition? Reflections on an Unusual Australian Icon,’ Phronema 9 (1994): 63-71.
‘The Innovativeness of the Traditional and the Traditionality of the Innovative: The Seeming Paradox of Orthodox Liturgical and Iconographical Development’ (H.Wybrew, The Orthodox Liturgy: The Development of the Eucharistic Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite, London: SPCK, 1989); essay review in Phronema 5 (1990): 53-62.
‘Time, Architecture and the Byzantine Iconographic Programme’, Phronema 4 (1989): 75-88.
‘The Dehumanisation of Humanity and the Desanctification of the Natural World: The Search for the Villain’ (P.Sherrard, The Rape of Man and Nature: An Enquiry into the Origins and Consequences of Modern Science, Ipswich: Golgonooza Press, 1987); essay review in Phronema 3 (1988): 71-80.
‘Hermeneutics and the Orthodox Renaissance of Biblical Studies’ (J.Breck, The Power of the Word in the Worshiping Church, Crestwood NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1987); essay review in Phronema 2 (1987) 79-84; reprinted in Epiphany 11 (1991): 77-81.
‘Authority, Tradition and the Holy Mysteries,’ Phronema 1 (1986): 33-41.
‘Unravelling the Labyrinth?,’ Parergon 30 (1981): 13-28.
Book Reviews in Refereed Journals
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, Encounter, London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2005: in eOikonomia 1 (2006) 3 pp.
Stylianopoulos, T.G. The Way of Christ: Gospel, Spiritual life and Renewal in Orthodoxy, Brookline MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2002: in Phronema 17 (2002): 64-5.
Turnbull, D. Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers: Comparative Studies in the Sociology of Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge, Amsterdam: Harvard Harvard Academic Publishers, 2000; in Metascience NS 10 (2001): 371-8.
Reeves, E. Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo, Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997: in Journal of Early Modern History 4 (2000): 218-20.
Mithen, S. The Prehistory of Mind: The Search for the Origins of Art, Religion and Science, London: Thames & Hudson, 1996; in Journal of Religious History 23 (1999): 236-8.
Baigre, B.S. (ed.) Picturing Knowledge: Historical and Philosophical Problems Concerning the Use of Art in Science, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996; in Metascience NS 7 (1998): 528-34.
Borst, A. The Ordering of Time: From the Ancient Computus to the Modern Computer, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993; in Prometheus 13 (1995): 323-6.
Wilcox, D.J. The Measure of Times Past: Pre-Newtonian Chronologies and the Rhetoric of Relative Time, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989: in Annals of Science 49 (1992): 194-6.
Himmworth, H. Scientific Knowledge and Philosophical Thought, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1986; in Metascience 5 (1987): 74-6.
Mother Alexandra, The Holy Angels, Still River MA: St Bede’s Publications, 1981; in Phronema 1 (1986): 55-7; 17, 2002 64-65.
Langham, I. The Building of British Social Anthropology: W.H.R.Rivers and his Cambridge Disciples in the Development of Kinship Studies, 1898-1931, Dordrecht: Reidel, 1981; in Mankind 13 (1983): 540-1.
‘God’s Judgement of Sinners in Genesis: Hermeneutics, Theology and the Iconography of San Marco,' Sinners, Saints and Scholars (Macquarie University; May, 2005)
St Athanasius the Great, St Andrew’s Patristic Symposium. SAGOTC Redfern, NSW; 28-29 September, 2012.
‘Sinners, Saints and Scholars,’ Macquarie University, Sydney UNSW: 7 May, 2005.
Biennial Conference in Philosophy, Religion and Culture, Catholic Institute of Sydney, Sydney NSW; 5-6 October, 2002.
International Symposium: Theology and Aesthetics, Nicholson Museum, Sydney University and St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College; 9 May, 2002.
‘The Nature, Meaning and Function of Icons in the Orthodox Church’, St Michael’s Orthodox Group, Crows Nest. 26 June, 2006.
‘Faith in the Arts’, Wahroonga Quaker Interfaith Panel Discussion. 8 June, 2006.
‘The Icon of the Trinity’, St Spyridon, Kingsford. 28 October, 2003.
‘Nature of the Universe by Lucretius’, Great Books Group, UNSW. 24 May, 2002.