Cappadociane Fathers, st John Chrysostom and the Art of rhetoric

Course Information
TitleΟι Καππαδόκες Πατέρες, ο Ιερός Χρυσόστομος και η ρητορική τέχνη / Cappadociane Fathers, st John Chrysostom and the Art of rhetoric
Code2222
FacultyTheology
SchoolTheology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitra Koukoura
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600018364

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

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600151350
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students at the end of the lectures will be able to: a) evaluate the creative meeting of the Cappadocian Fathers and St. Chrysostom with the orders of the orators for the language and style of the texts of the High Literature. b) know the type of written speech adopted by the Great Teachers of the Church c) to record and evaluate the characteristics of the Hellenistic Common (low language) of the sacred texts of the Christians for the powerful intellectuals of the 4th century. d) record the language policy objectives of the Fathers of the period
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The creative meeting of the Cappadocian Fathers and St. Chrysostom with the orders of the orators on the language and style of the texts of the High Literature is examined. The Great Teachers of the Church adopted in the written word the imitation of the Attic dialect (high language) and the rhetorical forms of the praiseworthy rhetorical speeches (Isocrates, II Sophist). The Hellenistic Common (low language) of the sacred texts of the Christians was unacceptable to the powerful intellectuals of the 4th century and unworthy to express high truths. The linguistic policy of the Fathers aimed at the recruitment of the Gospel by the powerful of the time orators and their students, in order to spread the Christian faith more widely and to prevent its marginalization.
Keywords
Cappadocian Fathers, Attic dialect (high language), Hellenistic Common (low language),
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
Description
The use of Power Point, distance learning, movie screenings
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment170.7
Written assigments170.7
Exams20.1
Total753
Student Assessment
Description
Oral Exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δήμητρα Α. Κούκουρα, Η Ρητορική και η Εκκλησιαστική Ρητορική,εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011.
Additional bibliography for study
Δήμητρα Κούκουρα, Η γλώσσα της Εκκλησίας-Διαχρονική και συγχρονική προσέγγιση, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017.
Last Update
18-05-2020