Ecclesiastical Literature with Emphasis to the Latin Fathers

Course Information
TitleΕκκλησιαστική Γραμματολογία με έμφαση στους Λατίνους Πατέρες / Ecclesiastical Literature with Emphasis to the Latin Fathers
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorFotios Ioannidis
Course ID60000275

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 66
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course426

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: -Analyze fundamental aspects of western ecclesiastical literature -Study and work scientifically using source material -Specify the Western theological tradition development stages both during the period of the undivided Church and during the first centuries of division -Compare Eastern with Western spirituality -Prepare written assignments
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to study the Church Fathers and other ecclesiastical authors focusing particularly on the study of the Latin Christian Literature. The authors are placed in their historical and geographical context with attention to the social, religious, philosophical and cultural influences that shaped or brought about their apologetics. Throughout the course the life and works of these authors are examined historically and philologically. The specific features of their teachings, experiences and their contributions to the formation of the doctrinal truths and the ecclesiastical traditions are highlighted on the basis of their works. Also the course examines the influence that each author’s thought exerted on subsequent authors with an emphasis on an up-to-date presentation of their message. The aim is to acquaint students with western patristic theology in the centuries before and after the division of the church.
Latin Fathers, Patristic Theology, Church Literature
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power Point Use of electronic sources provided by the AUTh Library Use of the elearning platform Use of the teacher's personal website Contact by email
Course Organization
Laboratory Work251
Reading Assigment251
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
Presence and participation in the class. Presentation of life and works of ecclesiastical writers. Study and presentation of patristic treatise. Submission of written works.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Φ. Σ. ΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗΣ, Πατέρες και Εκκλησιαστικοί Συγγραφείς της Δύσης, β' έκδοση επαυξημένη, Μπαρμπουνάκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2020
Additional bibliography for study
Φ. Σ. ΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗΣ, Πτυχές της Ορθόδοξης Δυτικής Εμπειρίας: Θεολογία - Γραμματεία - Πνευματικότητα, β' έκδοση επαυξημένη, Μπαρμπουνάκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2019 ΣΤ. ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, Πατρολογία, τόμοι Α-Γ, Αθήνα
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