Morphology and genre classification of patristic texts

Course Information
TitleΜΟΡΦΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΔΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΚΑΤΑΤΑΞΗ ΤΩΝ ΠΑΤΕΡΙΚΩΝ ΚΕΙΜΕΝΩΝ / Morphology and genre classification of patristic texts
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSymeon Paschalidis
Course ID60005037

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
COREElective Courses2110
Patristic Literature and HagiologyCompulsory Course2110
Religious StudiesCompulsory Course2110

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Course description : Τhere are presented and analyzed the main morphological issues and literary genres of Patristic literature, identifying the sources and historical development thereof. 1. Introduction to the main literary features of patristic texts and their correlation with the secular literature 2. Introduction to the morphological characteristics of Christian literature. 3. Morphology of patristic literature ( I) : Exposition. ( II ): Questions and Answers. 4. Morphology of patristic literature ( III ) : Dialogues. ( IV ): Detection or Antirrhesis. 5. Morphology of patristic literature (V): Chapters (Kephalaia). 6. Literary genres of patristic works ( I) : The "biblical" genres ( Gospels, Acts, Epistles, Revelation). 7. Literary genres of patristic works ( II ) : Dogmatic works . 8. Literary genres of patristic works ( III ) : Exegetical works . 9. Literary genres of patristic works ( IV ) : Speeches and Enkomia. 10. Literary genres of patristic works (V): Liturgical Works . 11. Literary genres of patristic works (VI): Hymnography and ecclesiastical poetry . 12. Literary genres of patristic works VII): Historiography and Chronography. 13. Literary genres of patristic works (VIII): Canonical and Institutional texts.
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
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