Specialised themes of the Patristic Theology (Mysticism-Hesychasm-Neptic Theology)

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΠΑΤΕΡΙΚΗΣ ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ (ΜΥΣΤΙΚΙΣΜΟΣ-ΗΣΥΧΑΣΜΟΣ-ΝΗΠΤΙΚΗ ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑ) / Specialised themes of the Patristic Theology (Mysticism-Hesychasm-Neptic Theology)
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorFilippos Germanis
Course ID60002674

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 5
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
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΠΓ1 Introduction to the Christian Literature
  • ΠΓ14 Basic specification of Patristic Theology
Learning Outcomes
With the successful completion of this lesson it is accomplished the familiarization with the terminology and the thematic theology of the mystic God’s experience, the understanding and also the participating experience of the man in the promised goods of the Gods Kingdom and the knowledge of Him through His Charis. The use of the sources of the Patrology and the related bibliography included at the aim of the lesson as well.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Course Content (Syllabus)
On this lesson they are presented: the mysticism, the hesychasm and the hermitage theology, also the main representatives and furthermore the influence of them on the theological thought and the late literature. Therefore it is accomplished linguistic and philological analysis of the patristic texts in parallel with the interpretation and analysis of the theological thesis of the Fathers of the Church. Synchronously the students will study the sources of the Patrology and the use of them. 1. Introductory lesson 2. Sources of the science of Patrology 3. A΄ Which is the way of writing a scientific (diplomatic) work. 4. B΄ Which is the way of writing a scientific (diplomatic) work. 5. Mystic and Hesychastic theology. Representatives. 6. Terminology and Subjects 7. Differentiation of the Essence and the Energy 8. Presentation and annotation of the work of a post graduate student. 9. Godly and Human wisdom 10. Presentation and annotation of the work of a post graduate student. 11. Divine Light and God Seeing. 12. Theosis 13. Presentation and annotation of the work of a post graduate student.
Patrology, Mystic Theology, Godly and human wisdom, Substance and actions, Divine Light, God seeing, Theosis.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment502
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities120.5
Written assigments753
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Η σχετική με τις εξεταζόμενες θεματικές ενότητες βιβλιογραφία παραδίδεται στο εισαγωγικό για κάθε ενότητα μάθημα.
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