Pavel Hanes

PAVEL HANES has a PhD in Theology from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He is a professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where he has worked since its founding in 1993 as Slovakia’s first freely evangelical department of theology and missiology. He has worked with the Slovak Bible Society to produce a translation of the book of Job and also spent ten years as a Baptist pastor prior to his academic career. Pavel grew up in communist Czechoslovakia where his faith and critical thinking developed in the context of an oppressive, state-enforced atheism, leading him to cherish the power of ideas.