History and Literature of the Greek Orthodox Church

Course Information
TitleΙστορία και Γραμματεία της Εκκλησιας της Ελλάδος / History and Literature of the Greek Orthodox Church
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAntonia Kyriatzi
Course ID60000264

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
attending the course, participation in discussion or activities
Learning Outcomes
To approach the ideological currents, the targets and the requests of the period. To understand the passing from the empires to the national states, the national Churches, and the postmodernity, in relation to the mystery of the Church which services the eschatological perspective of the human being in the changing world.
General Competences
  • 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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
202. History and Texts of the Church of Greece The course examines the history and texts of the Church of Greece. We study the formation of the “autocephalon” of the Church of Greece, as a consequence of the ideology of the Enlightenment and the principle of the nationalities that lead to the breakdown of pre-existing unity of the Orthodox Genus, the “Romiosyni”, the “Rum millet”, who had as center and benchmark the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the “Ethnarchousa” Church of Constantinople. The ethnocratic formation creates in Greece the first Orthodox autocephalous Church of the Balkans. We approach the ideological preconditions of 1833’s decision, of the emission of the Patriarchal and Synodal Volume of 1850, but also the continuity of “politeiokratia” during the whole 19th century in the Church of Greece, in comparison and reference with the jurisdictions of the Ethnarchy in the Ecumenical Patriarchate, especially during the period of the reforms – the “Tanzimat” and the General Regulations (“Genikoi Kanonismoi”) in the 19th century. Alongside we present and study ecclesiastical texts of that era. Book used : Metr. Andreas Nanakis, The Ecumenical Patriarchate to the late Ottoman Empire; from Gender and Ethnarchy to the nation, ed. Barbounakis, Thessaloniki 2013 (Metropolitan. Andreas Nanakis)
History and Literature, autocephalous of the Church of Greece, Orthodox Genus, Ecumenical Patriarchate, ethnarchy, General Regulations
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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 Assigment210.8
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
essays written exams written and oral exams for foreign students
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νανάκης Ανδρέας, Το Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο στην ύστερη Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία: Από το Γένος και την εθναρχία στο έθνος, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2013.
Additional bibliography for study
Νανάκη Α., Εκκλησία εθναρχούσα και εθνική, εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2002. Νανάκη Α., Εκκλησία Γένος Ελληνισμός, εκδόσεις Τέρτιος, Κατερίνη 1993. Νανάκη Α., Εκκλησία και Ελ. Βενιζέλος, εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008. Παπαδόπουλου Χρ., Ιστορία της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, τ. Α΄, εν Αθήναις 1920. Κονιδάρη Ι., Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία της Ελλάδος, τ. Β΄, εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2011. Σταματόπουλου Δ., Μεταρρύθμιση και εκκοσμίκευση, εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα 2003.
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