Themes in the history of the Byzantine spiritual culture B

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΟΥ Β΄ / Themes in the history of the Byzantine spiritual culture B
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Christou
Course ID60002701

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
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of Byzantine History, Church History and Patristik
Learning Outcomes
The Research and Study of the Texts that shaped the byzantine educational Ideal. Understanding and knowledge of the texts that have shaped the Byzantine educational ideal. The Contribution of important Personalities.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Greek culture and Christianity. 2. Philosophical and theological schools. 3. Christian fathers and Greek thought. 4. The christianization of the intellectuals. 5. Theological and secular education. 6. The "Dark Ages" and the literary production. 7. St. John Damascene. Iconophiles and iconoclasts. 8. The end of iconoclasm and the redefinition of orthodoxy. 9. Sciences. 10. The classicism. 11. Education. 12. The limits of philosophical thought. 13. Conclusions.
Greek thought, Church Fathers, Classicism
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Bibliography Research
Course Organization
Reading Assigment90
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities4
Written assigments167
Student Assessment
Writing Essays and Presentation in the Class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
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