Milestones of Ecclesiastical Literature from 9th c. to 15th c. A) Saint Fotios. Personality and Work

Course Information
TitleΣταθμοί της Εκκλησιαστικής Γραμματείας από τον θ'-ιε΄αι. Α) Ιερός Φώτιος. Πρόσωπο και έργο. / Milestones of Ecclesiastical Literature from 9th c. to 15th c. A) Saint Fotios. Personality and Work
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorSoultana Lamprou
Course ID600015697

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will: - understand the importance of the personality of Great Photios - analyze his attitude to the events of his day, after getting to know about the life of Great Photios - compare the contradictory positions of researchers on his personality - analyze his writing work and his teaching - value his contribution to the religious questions of his day.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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
Course Content (Syllabus)
Great Photios is presented as a philologist, theologian and ecclesiastical politician. His counsel on the ecclesiastical issues of his day and his activity is evaluated. 1. Photios and his era. 2. Curriculum vitae of Photios. 3. Photios Patriarch of Constantinople. 4. The ecclesiastical policy of Photius. 5. The disputational context of the life and activity of Photius, part 1. 6. The disputational context of the life and activity of Photius, part 2.7. Photius the Ecumenical Patriarch. 8. Photius’s approach as a the theological figure. 9. The criteria of the theological thought of Photius,m. 10. Evil according to St Photius, part 1. 11. Evil according to St Photius, part 2. 12. Presentation of work. 13. Presentation of work.
Photios, Heresies, ecclesiastical politics, missionary, evil.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Communicate with students using e-mails.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Written assigments351.4
Student Assessment
Οral examination or exercise preparation(80%) . Course participation is positively measured (20%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Π. Υφαντής, Η απομύθευση του κακού. Σπουδή στη θεολογική σκέψη του Ι. Φώτιου, εκδ. Αρμός, Θεσσαλονίκη 2015.
Additional bibliography for study
Ιω. Βαλέττας (ἐκδ.), Φωτίου τοῦ σοφωτάτου καί ἁγιωτάτου πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Ἐπιστολαί, Λονδίνο 1864. LAOURDAS, Basileios – WESTERINK, Leendert Gerrit (ἐκδ.), Photii Patriarchae Constantinopolitani. Epistulae et Amphilochia I-ΙΙΙ, Leipzig 1983-1985. Fr. Dvornik, Photian and Byzantine Ecclesiastical Studies. London 1974. Fr. Dvornik, The Photian Schism, History and Legend. Cambridge 1948. Β. Γιούλτσης, Θεολογία καί διαπροσωπικαί σχέσεις κατά τόν Μέγαν Φώτιον, Θεσσαλονίκη 1974 ΧΡ. ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΟΥ, Καινή Διαθήκη και Ερμηνευτές Πατέρες, εκδ. Π. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010. Μνήμη ἁγίων Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καί Μεγάλου Φωτίου ἀρχιεπισκόπου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, Πρακτικά Ἐπιστημονικοῦ Συμποσίου (14 - 17 Ὀκτωβρίου 1993), Ἀριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης - Κέντρο Βυζαντινῶν Ἐρευνῶν, Θεσσαλονίκη 1994. Μέγας Φώτιος, Πρακτικά ΙΕ΄ Θεολογικοῦ Συνεδρίου 14 - 17 Νοεμβρίου 1994, ἔκδ. Ἱερᾶς Μητροπόλεως Θεσσαλονίκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 1995. Ἐκκλησία καί Θεολογία 10 (1989 - 1991), ἐπιμελείᾳ τοῦ μητροπολίτη Πισιδίας Μεθοδίου Φούγια. Ἡ προσωπικότητα καί ἡ θεολογία τοῦ Μεγάλου Φωτίου. Ἐπίσημοι Λόγοι ἐκφωνηθέντες ἐπί τῇ Ἱερᾷ Μνήμῃ τοῦ κατά τά ἔτη 1970 - 2010, ἔκδ. Ἱερᾶς Συνόδου τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Ἑλλάδος, Ἀθῆναι 2011.
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