Theology and Aesthetics (seminar)

Course Information
TitleΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΙΣΘΗΤΙΚΗ (Σεμινάριο) / Theology and Aesthetics (seminar)
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChristos Filiotis-Vlachavas
Course ID60005310

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • 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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to critically examine 1. historical and theological sense-data, 2. to investigate the background of Christian formation, 3. to interpret the dialogue of the Orthodox Church with the Western world and the culture, 4. to have theological arguments in inter-Christian dialogue.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1-2. Theology, Aesthetics: Definitions and Research Principles (Theology of Aesthetics, Aesthetics of Theology), 3. Aesthetics of Theological Anthropology (Creation, Fall, Perfection of the Creation), 4. Aesthetic approaches in the work of the Great Church Fathers (Cappadocian Fathers etc.), 5-6. Aesthetic and Theological approaches in the decisions of the Ecumenical and Local Councils, 7. Aesthetic and Theological approaches of the Areopagitic Corpus, 8.-10. Aesthetic and Theological approaches in the work of St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Germanus of Constantinople, St. Nicholas Cabasilas, St. Symeon of Thessalonika, 11. Theological interpretation and aesthetic approach of Church architecture, a. Building types, b. Ceramic brick ornamentation, 12. Theological interpretation and aesthetic approach of the Byzantine Church painting, a. Monuments, b. Texts-Ekphrasis, 13. Theological and aesthetic tendencies of the Modern Greek culture.
Theology, Aesthetics, Interpretation of aesthetics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Scientific work and presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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