Themes of Ecclesiastical Literature and patristic theology of the 3rd and 4th c.

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ & ΠΑΤΕΡΙΚΗΣ ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ ΤΩΝ Γ΄ΚΑΙ Δ΄ΑΙ. / Themes of Ecclesiastical Literature and patristic theology of the 3rd and 4th c.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSymeon Paschalidis
Course ID60002801

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
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 Prerequisites
Prerequisited work on patristic texts. The work includes indexing of the text, highlighting and theological analysis of the major points of this text.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this course is that students should be able to recognize and specifically address theological issues that raised in the patristic literature. In addition, to be able to understand more deeply the patristic theology in order to respond to the task.
General Competences
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Presentation of particular issues of ecclesiastical literature and patristic theology of 3rd and 4th centuries, as encountered in the periods under review. They are explained and analyzed main theological issues that recorded in the patristic literature, and are presented positions of the Fathers always in relation to the emerging issues. 1. Time and Creation in the christian literature of the first four centuries. 2. Spiritual life and perfection according to the Patristic and ascetic literature of the first centuries. 3. Disease, Pain and Death according to the patristic and ascetic literature of the 3rd and 4rth century. 4. Christianity and Judaism in the first four centuries. 5. Christianity and Hellenism in the first four centuries. 6. Origen: Theology and Spiritual exegesis: The new findings. 7. Eusebius of Caesaria and his Library. 8. The contribution of St Basil the Great in the theological issues of the Fourth century. 9. Cyril of Jerusalem as a catechist of the Church. 10. The contribution of St Gregory the Theologian in the theology of the Chrurch. 11. The antihaeretic work of St Epiphanius of Cyprus. 12. Ascetic literature I. St Pachomius, St Anthony the Great. 13. Ascetic literature II. St Ephraim the Syrian, Evagrius of Pontus, Macarian Writings.
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
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 (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Π. Χρήστου, Εκκλησιαστική Γραμματολογία τ. Α’, εκδ. Κυρομάνος, Θεσ/νίκη 2005. 2. π. Ι. Ρωμανίδου, Πατερική Θεολογία, εκδ. Παρακαταθήκη, Θεσ/νίκη 2004. 3. Ν. Νικολαΐδη, Θέματα Πατερικής Θεολογίας, εκδ. Μέλισσα, Θεσ/νίκη 2009. 4. Π. Χρήστου, Ελληνική Πατρολογία τ. Β’, εκδ. Κυρομάνος, Θεσ/νίκη 2008. 5. Π. Χρήστου, Ελληνική Πατρολογία τ. Γ’, εκδ. Κυρομάνος, Θεσ/νίκη 2008. 6. Π. Χρήστου, Ελληνική Πατρολογία τ. Δ’, εκδ. Κυρομάνος, Θεσ/νίκη 2006. 7. Στ. Παπαδόπουλου, Πατρολογία τ. Α΄, εκδ. Στ. Παπαδόπουλου, Αθήνα 1982. 8. Στ. Παπαδόπουλου, Πατρολογία τ. Β΄, εκδ. Στ. Παπαδόπουλου, Αθήνα 1999. 9. Στ. Παπαδόπουλου, Μεγάλοι Πατέρες της Εκκλησίας, εκδ. Στ. Παπαδόπουλου, Αθήνα 1989. 10. π. Γ. Φλορόφσκυ, Οι Βυζαντινοί Πατέρες του τετάρτου αιώνα, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσ/νίκη 2009. 11. π. Γ. Φλορόφσκυ, Οι Βυζαντινοί Ασκητικοί και Πνευματικοί Πατέρες, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσ/νίκη 2006. 12. Δ. Τσάμη, Εισαγωγή στη σκέψη των Πατέρων της Εκκλησίας, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσ/νίκη 2005. 13. Δ. Τσάμη, Εκκλησιαστική Γραμματολογία και Κείμενα Πατερικής Γραμματείας, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσ/νίκη 2008. 14. Χ. Κρικώνη, Πατερικά Μελετήματα Α΄, εκδ. University Studio Press, Θεσ/νίκη 2008.
Last Update