Slavic Hagiology

Course Information
TitleΣλαβική Αγιολογία / Slavic Hagiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEleni Oikonomou
Course ID60002501

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this course is the comprehension and examination of the saint’s anthropological type in the Christian society of the Slavs.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The subject of this course is the study of the origin, evolution and diachronic characteristics of the saint-model and the perception of saintliness in the Slavs. The students are taught how to interpret sources. Particularly the following issues are studied: Sources, periodization, typology of Slavic hagiology. The icon’s position in the Russian calendar of saints. Hagiologic sources of the West Slavic Christianity. South Slavic saints. Female saintliness in the Balkans. The ethics of the disguised transgender love. The Slavic Churches during the short 20th century (1917/1945-1989/1991): Neo-martyrs. The hagiology of Slavic diaspora. The imbued fleece: The hagiologic model in the arts of entertainment (theatre, lyric drama, cinema, 19th-20th centuries).
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δ. Β. Γόνης, Ο όσιος Ιωάννης ο Ριλιώτης. Προλεγόμενα στα υμναγιολογικά ελληνικά κείμενα, Αθήνα: Αρμός, 1997.
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