Simeon the New Theologian: Anthropology and Soteriology

Course Information
TitleΣυμεών ο Νέος Θεολόγος: Ανθρωπολογία και Σωτηρολογία / Simeon the New Theologian: Anthropology and Soteriology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChristos Arampatzis
Course ID600012744

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
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with the significance of the salvation perspective of human beings in the Orthodox Church. It examines the place and teaching of Saint Symeon of the New Theologian on the basis of his writings. The purpose of the lesson is to bring the students into contact with the texts of Simeon the New Theologian and teach them the ways in which they were interpreted in the history and Tradition of the Church. The connection between Simeon and Saint Maximus the Confessor and the influence and common experience with Saint Gregory Palamas is noted.
mankind, salvation, Church
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χρ. Αραμπατζή, Θέματα Εκκλησιαστικής Γραμματολογίας, Εκδόσεις Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014
Additional bibliography for study
Διάκ. Μιχαήλ Πόποβιτς, Οι άγιοι Μάξιμος Ομολογητής, Συμεών Νέος Θεολόγος και Γρηγόριος Παλαμάς, Εκδόσεις Μπαρμπουνάκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2015
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