Themes of orthodox spirituality B'

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ Β΄ / Themes of orthodox spirituality B'
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVasileios Tsigkos
Course ID60002786

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
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
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The topics of the course is structured around the major issues addressed by the Orthodox Church in the last seven centuries, from the time of Hesychasm today. Topics: 1. The consequences of the schism of the church (1054), 2. The neptic tradition, 3. Hesychasm in the Orthodox Church, 4. The Orthodox Church in the 14th century, 5. St. Gregory Palamas and his era, 6.9. Defense of the Holy Hesychasts, 10. The hesychastic tradition of the Orthodox Church in Ottoman rule, 11. The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the autocephalous Church of Greece, 12. Orthodoxy diversity and divergence, 13. Towards a modern inter-Christian and inter-religious dialogue.
Orthodox Church, Hesychasm, st. Gregory Palamas, Ottoman rule, Ecumenical Patriarcate, inter-christian and inter-religious dialogue.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Interactive Teaching in Information Center
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
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