Slavic Hagiology

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

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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
After the course student will be able to: a) understand the saint’s anthropological type in the Christian society of the Slavs. b) interpret sources and the typology of Slavic hagiology. c) record the position of the image in the Russian hagiology. d) describe female holiness in the Balkans.
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).
Holiness, Slavs, female holiness, Balkans
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
The use of Power Point, distance learning, movie screenings
Course Organization
Reading Assigment170.7
Written assigments170.7
Student Assessment
Oral Exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δ. Β. Γόνης, Ο όσιος Ιωάννης ο Ριλιώτης. Προλεγόμενα στα υμναγιολογικά ελληνικά κείμενα, Αθήνα: Αρμός, 1997.
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