Theology and cinema. A love as mighty as death. The sacredness and eroticism with a particular emphasis on the Orthodox tradition

Course Information
TitleΘεολογία και κινηματογράφος. Κραταιά ως θάνατος αγάπη. Ιερότητα και ερωτικότητα με ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στην ορθόδοξη παράδοση / Theology and cinema. A love as mighty as death. The sacredness and eroticism with a particular emphasis on the Orthodox tradition
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChrysostomos Stamoulis
Course ID600012783

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
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)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to take part in the course • Understand the necessity of interdisciplinarity and the demand for open dialogue. • come in contact with the major ontological questions, through the art of cinema, while demonstrating their universal and pan-human character. • Understand the necessity of affirmation in the "mystery" of scientific emptying and recruitment, paving the way for accepting the end of any interpretative certainty and rest. • understand the intrusive nature of dogmatic theology both for the whole of modern civilisation in general and for the Church in particular.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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)
A dialogue of Orthodox theology with the art of cinema. In this case the focus is on ontology and much less on "technology". Cinema functions as a "language" as the center of gravity of an expanded interdisciplinarity, allowing for awareness and much more understanding of the story. And this is the history, this civilization, which is the womb in which the Logos has been enriched, and the word of Christian theology has developed. In this year's traditions, the discussion focuses on the multifaceted theme of sacredness and the love of the body, with the aim of highlighting the functional ambiguities of sacred love and erotic sanctity of the "ενούσιον" person, the loving person, in the context of Orthodox anthropology. Certainties, data and self-evidently are in question. An attempt to understand begins from the beginning in order for, through the virtual and textual palpation of forgotten trails of a broad tradition, and of its dialogue with the precious of a world in constant evolution, to reveal the way in which the continuous ideological embankments hid from the field of vision of immediacy.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work100.4
Reading Assigment150.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50.2
Written assigments50.2
Student Assessment
• Examination in groups of six at the end of the semester. • Optional undergraduate tutorial assignments. • The exam is done by the teacher and the results are available to the students. • Oral examination for special and statutory categories of students. • Alternative examination through work for foreign students and students.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χ.Α. Σταμούλη (επιμ.) Έρωτας και σεξουαλικότητα, εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2014.
Additional bibliography for study
Πηγές 1. Θ. Αγγελόπουλος, Μια αιωνιότητα και μια ημέρα, εκδ. Καστανιώτη, Αθήνα 1998. 2. Α. Ταρκόφσκι, Μαρτυρολόγιο. Ημερολόγια 1970-1986, εκδ. Ίνδικτος, Αθήνα 2006. Βοηθήματα 1. Χ.Α. Σταμούλη (επιμ.) Έρωτας και σεξουαλικότητα, εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2014. 2. Χ.Α. Σταμούλη, Η γυναίκα του Λωτ και η σύγχρονη Θεολογία, εκδ. Ίνδικτος, Αθήνα 2008. 3. Χ.Α. Σταμούλη, Φύση και αγάπη και άλλα μελετήματα, εκδ. «Το Παλίμψηστον», Θεσσαλονίκη 2007. 4. Χ.Α. Σταμούλη, Έρως και θάνατος. Δοκιμή για έναν πολιτισμό της σάρκωσης, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 2009. 5. P. Sherrard, Christianity and eros. Essays on the theme of sexual love, εκδ. Denise Harvey, Λίμνη Ευβοίας 2002. Φάκελος μαθήματος
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