Ways in the hymnological odes of Theology:The Romanos Melodos example.

Course Information
TitleΟδοί στις υμνολογικές ωδές της Θεολογίας: Το παράδειγμα του Ρωμανού του Μελωδού. / Ways in the hymnological odes of Theology:The Romanos Melodos example.
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Kourempeles
Course ID600019344

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the course students will be able to: a) gain in-depth knowledge of hymnographic sources b) analyze modern bibliographic material. c) distinguish the paths that lead from preaching to rhythmic poetry that is lyrical and dramatic d) name the principles of Orthodox theology within poetic discourse.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is based on the poetic tradition of the Orthodox Church with a focus on the poetic genre of kontakion. Thus, emphasis is given mainly to examples from the theology of the Romanos Melodos (6th century). The aim is to show how poetic speech is tied to the formulation of dogmatic reflections.
poetic tradition, kontakion, Romanos Melodos
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint, sound
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Written assigments90.4
Student Assessment
Oral exams and written works under certain conditions.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΟΥΡΕΜΠΕΛΕΣ, Ρωμανού Μελωδού Θεολογική Δόξα, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010 (2η ἔκδ.).
Additional bibliography for study
ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΟΥΡΕΜΠΕΛΕΣ, Οἰκουμενικά Παραδείγματα στήν Ἱστορία τῆς Ἐκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010 (2η ἔκδ.).
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