Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStavros Nanakis
Course ID60005042

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
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
After successful completion of the course the students: 1.will gain the ability to find and exploit the sources of Ecclesiastical History. 2.Moreover, they,through the sources, will have the opportunity to compare and evaluate them. 3. In addition, they will learn about the most important periods of History of the Church,but also the history of Byzantium, Greece and Europe. 4. Finally, they will be able, to a large extent, to discern the credibility of sources, in particular modern ones.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
- The sources of Church History. - Presentation and analysis of the most important periods of Church History, based on sources. 1.The sources of history of the Church. 2. The New Testament as a source of Ecclesiastical History 3. Byzantine Ecclesiastical Historians I (4th - 9th c.) 4. Byzantine Ecclesiastical Historians II (10th - 15th c.) 5. Byzantine Secular Historians 6. Fathers΄ Texts of the Church 7. Other sources of Ecclesiastical History, I: Inscriptions, churches, ecclesiastical buildings, coins. 8. Other sources of Ecclesiastical History, II: Letters, typica of monasteries, guide tours. 9. Other sources of Ecclesiastical History, III: State laws, etc 10. Acts of Ecumenical Councils, (I-II) 11. Acts of Ecumenical Councils, (III-IV) 12. Acts of Ecumenical Councils, (V-VI- VII) 13. Modern sources of Ecclesiastical History: magazines, Internet, books, radio, newspapers, TV, etc.
New Testament, Sources, Byzantine Historians, Acts of Councils, Fathers of the Church, Churches, inscriptions
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Courses take place by using PowerPoint.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment391.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30.1
Written assigments80.3
Student Assessment
Planning of work (20%) and written examination (80%). Participation in class is counted positively.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Κουκουσάς Βασίλειος, Εγχειρίδιο Εκκλησιασιαστικής Ιστορίας,εκδ. Όστρακον, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014. 2, Κουκουσάς Βασίλειος – Βαλαής Διονύσιος, Θέματα Εκκλησιαστικής Ιστορίας, τ. 1, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Χριστοφιλοπούλου Αικ., Βυζαντινής Ιστορία, τομ. Α, Β1, β2, εκδ, Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1996-1998. 2. G. Dagron, Η γέννηση μιας πρωτεύουσας: Η Κωνσταντινούπολη και οι θεσμοί της από το 330 ως το 451, εκδ. Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, Αθήνα 2000. 3.Γεννάδιος μητροπολίτης Ηλιουπόλεως και Θείρων, Ιστορία του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου, τ. 1, εκδ. Κυριακίδης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2001. 4. Καραγιαννόπουλος Ιω., Ιστορία Βυζαντινού Κράτους, τομ. Α-Γ, εκδ. Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1993-1999 5. Καραγιαννόπουλος Ιω., Πηγαί της Βυζαντινής Ιστορίας, εκδ. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 1987. 6. MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, London 2010. 7. Mango C., Βυζάντιο: Η αυτοκρατορία της νέας Ρώμης, εκδ. Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, Αθήνα 1988. 8. Μάξιμος μητρ. Σάρδεων, Το Οικουμενικόν Πατριαρχείον εν τη Ορθοδόξω Εκκλησία, εκδ. Πατριαρχικού Ιδρύματος Πατερικών Μελετών, Θεσσαλονίκη 1972. 9. Norwich J.J., Σύντομη Ιστορία του Βυζαντίου, εκδ. Γκοβόστη, Αθήνα 1999. 10. Ostrogorsky G., Ιστορία του βυζαντινού κράτους, εκδ. Σ. Δ. Βασιλόπουλος Σ. Δ., τ. 1-3, Αθήνα 2001. 11. Πατούρα-Σπανού, Σοφία Χριστιανισμός και Παγκοσμιότητα στο πρώιμο Βυζάντιο. Από τη θεωρία στην Πράξη, εκδ. Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών, Αθήνα 2008. 12. Φειδάς Βλάσιος, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία, τ. Α-Γ, Αθήνα 2002-2104. 12. Σταυρίδης Βασίλειος, Ιστορία του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου (1453-σήμερον), τ. 1 και 2, εκδ. Κυριακίδης, Θεσσαλονίκη 1999 και 2004.
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