THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN GREEK PHILOSOPHY AND CHRISTANITY IN THE APOLOGISTS' OF THE 2nd c. A.D.

Course Information
TitleΟ ΔΙΑΛΟΓΟΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΙΣΜΟΥ ΣΤΟΥΣ ΑΠΟΛΟΓΗΤΕΣ ΤΟΥ 2ου μ. Χ. ΑΙΩΝΑ / THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN GREEK PHILOSOPHY AND CHRISTANITY IN THE APOLOGISTS' OF THE 2nd c. A.D.
CodeΧ259
FacultyTheology
SchoolPastoral and Social Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Bozinis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60004771

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600126170
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
Acquaintance and familiarization of the students with the intellectual fermentation in the first centuries AD that gradually led to the coupling of Hellenism with Christianity in the bounds of the Church. The following are particularly set as learning objectives: (a) the stimulation of the students’ systematic engagement with the beginnings of Christianity and (b) the broadening of their scientific horizon with the parallel examination of classical and ecclesiastical sources
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In the framework of this lesson we examine the philosophical allusions in the text of the New Testament and the Apologies of the 2nd c. AD that were written by Christian intellectuals - Justin, Athenagoras, Tatian, Theophilos of Antioch and Clemens of Alexandria. Special emphasis is laid on the cultural developments of the Graeco-roman World in the time of the The New Testament as well on the Dialog between pagans and Christians in the age of Antoninian dynasty. 1) The trial of Jesus and the trial of Socrates: a comparison of their nature and ultimate consequences 2) “I am a Jewish Man, a Tarsian of Cilicia” (Acts 21:39): The Hellenistic base of the personality of the Apostle Paul 3) The speech of Paul at the Areopagus of Athens in front of an audience of Epicureans and Stoic philosophers (Acts 17:21-23) 4) Echoes of philosophical ideas in the Pauline epistles of the New Testament (natural law, self-sufficiency, consciousness, etc.) 5) Christianity in the eyes of an idolater: Tacitus, Suetonius, Pliny, Galen, Lucian, Celsus 6) Anti-pagan critiques of the Christian Apologists of the second century AD 7) The controversy over divine and theogonic myths in antiquity (or the philosophers against pagan religion) 8) Towards a typology of the philosopher in antiquity 9) The teaching in relation to the spermatic Logos of Justin the philosopher and martyr 10) The other Apologists of the Church (Aristides, Quadratus, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus of Antioch, Epistle to Diognetus) 11) Titus Flavius Clemens the Alexandrian 12) The Stromata of Clement and the origins of a “Christian philosophy” 13) Conclusions and survey of contemporary literature
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Oral examination at the end of the semester, while taking into consideration the active participation of the student in class and the undertaking of work, which they present before the professor and their fellow students. Students who cannot attend the course ought to make arrangements with the professor concerning the manner of their examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
-Ν. Τζιράκης, Απολογητές (Συμβολή στη σχέση των Απολογιών με την αρχαία ελληνική γραμματεία), Αθήνα 2003 -W. Windelband - H. Heimsoeth, Εγχειρίδιο Ιστορίας της Φιλοσοφίας, τόμ. A΄ (Η Φιλοσοφία των Αρχαίων Ελλήνων, η Φιλοσοφία των ελληνιστικών και ρωμαϊκών χρόνων), μτφ. από τα γερμανικά Ν.Μ. Σκουτερόπουλος, Αθήνα 20014
Additional bibliography for study
1. Απολογηταί, εισ.-μτφ.-σχόλ. Π.Κ. Χρήστου, τόμ. 1-2, στη σειρά: Έλληνες Πατέρες της Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1985-'86 2. Κλήμεντος Αλεξανδρέως άπαντα τα έργα, εισ.-μτφ.-σχόλ. Π.Κ. Χρήστου, τόμ. 1-2, στη σειρά: Έλληνες πατέρες της Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1992 3. Σ. Αγουρίδης, Ο Χριστιανισμός έναντι Ιουδαισμού και Ελληνισμού κατά το Β' αι. μ.Χ. (Αποστολικοί Πατέρες και Απολογητές), Αθήνα 1997
Last Update
22-11-2013