Early and Medieval revivalist movements in Islam

Course Information
TitleΜεσσιανικά επαναστατικά κινήματα στο Ισλάμ. Ταυτότητα και ετερότητα στο Ισλάμ / Early and Medieval revivalist movements in Islam
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAngeliki Ziaka
Course ID600012768

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 36
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
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)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To learn about the early messianic history of Islam and the revivalist movements that emerged To understand the theory of Mahdi, the eschatological redemptor and savor To compose different elements of the past and to realize their applications today.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Early Islamic messianic and revivalist movements. Their history, theology and political goals. The notion of Mahdi in Shia and Sunni Islam
mahdism, revivalism, shiism, sunnism, theolgogy and politics
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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment180.7
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αγγελική Ζιάκα, Το Σιιτικό Ισλάμ. Κοινωνικές και πολιτικες προεκτάσεις στη Μ.Ανατολή, εκδ. Κορν. Σφακιανάκη, Θεσσαλονικη, 2004 Αγγελική Ζιάκα, Μεσσιανικές Προσδοκίες στο Ισλάμ, στο Η Μεσσιανική Ιδέα και οι Μεταμορφώσεις της, επιμ. Σταύρος Ζουμπουλάκης, εκδ. Άρτος Ζωής, Αθήνα 2011 Αγγελική Ζιάκα, Διαμάχη στους Κόλπους του Ισλάμ. Η δυναμική του Σιιτικού Ισλάμ στη Μέση Ανατολή, επιμ. Φ. Τσιμπιρίδου και Δ. Σταματόπουλος, εκδ. Κριτική, Αθήνα 2008
Additional bibliography for study
Fowden, G., Before and After Muhammad, Princeton University Press, 2014. Σημειώσεις Μαθήματος για τα πρώιμα και μέσης περιόδου επαναστατικά και μεσσιανικά κινήματα στο Ισλάμ
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