PATROLOGY I. INTRODUCTION TO PATROLOGY. PATRISTIC LITERATURE AND THEOLOGY (1ST-4TH CENT.)

Course Information
TitleΠΑΤΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ Ι. ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ – ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΠΑΤΕΡΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΤΕΣΣΑΡΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΩΝ ΑΙΩΝΩΝ / PATROLOGY I. INTRODUCTION TO PATROLOGY. PATRISTIC LITERATURE AND THEOLOGY (1ST-4TH CENT.)
CodeΥ102
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorSymeon Paschalidis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60005023

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

Registered students: 321
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600167197
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims to present the general framework for patristic studies, with a detailed account of the formation of the field of Patristics in Greece and the West. It offers information to students about the instrumenta studiorum of patristic studies, both in their print and digital form. It clarifies the use of the epithet ‘father’ and ‘ecumenical teacher’ of the Church during the early Christian period and elaborates on the historical and theological framework of the various periods of the Fathers. It furthermore examines fundamental questions regarding patristic literature: the occurrences of anonymity and pseudepigraphy, the morphological and group distinction of the patristic texts. It also presents systematically the historical framework, literature and theology of the Fathers and the rest of the Christian writers of the first four centuries. It portrays the basic patristic terminology and examines the historical and literary context for the development of Christian literature from the post-apostolic times (Apostolic Fathers) until the end of the 4th century (John Chrysostom and other Antiochian theologians). It places considerable importance on the development of patristic theology from the apostolic fathers up to the Cappadocians, whose work forms systematically the Orthodox theology and anthropology. 1. Introduction to the field of Patristics and its importance for Orthodox Theology. The history of patristic studies in Greece. The emergence and development of patristic studies in the West. 2. Ιnstrumenta Studiorum in patristic studies: Α) Printed patristic editions (and translations), Clavis, Series, scientific journals and bibliographical databases, Β) Patristics on the Internet (digital databases, patristic webpages and other electronic material). (Academic tutoring at the Study Hall of the Faculty of Theology). 3. Fathers of the Church – Ecumenical Teachers – Ecclesiastical Writers. The cultural and spiritual context of the ‘era’ of the Fathers: Education, language, philosophy. 4. Periods of patristic literature. Theological character and literary division of patristic texts. Anonymity and pseudepigraphy in Christian literature. 5. The historical and cultural context for the development of early Christianity. Early genres of ecclesiastical literature (ecclesiastical poetry, ancient ecclesiastical orders, Symbols of faith and liturgical texts). 6. The Apostolic Fathers. 7. The early christian Apologists. Hellenism, heresy and orthodoxy in the 2nd and 3rd centuries: Christian Apocrypha, Gnosticism and antiheretical theologians (Ireneus of Lyon and Hippolytus of Rome). 8. The Theologians of Asia Minor and the Schools of Antioch and Alexandria. 9. The great Alexandrian theologians: Clement of Alexandria, Origen and Didymus the Blind. 10. Heresy and Orthodoxy during the 4th century: Arianism and the defenders of the creed of Nicea. 11. The Cappadocian Fathers (Α): Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. 12. The Cappadocian Fathers (Β): Gregory the Theologian and Amphilochios of Ikonion. 13. John Chrysostom and the Antiochian theology.
Keywords
Patrology, Patristics, Church Fathers, Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, Alexandrian School, Cappadocian Fathers, John Chrysostom
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures803.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.4
Written assigments361.4
Total1265.0
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Βιβλίο [2687]: ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ. ΤΟΜΟΣ Α´, ΧΡΗΣΤΟΥ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ Κ. Λεπτομέρειες 2. Βιβλίο [13224]: Εκκλησιαστική γραμματολογία και κείμενα πατερικής γραμματείας, Τσάμης Δημήτριος Γ. Λεπτομέρειες
Additional bibliography for study
Π. Χρήστου, Ελληνική Πατρολογία, τ. Α´ (Εισαγωγή), Θεσσαλονίκη 2004 (Ηλεκτρονικές Σημειώσεις από το elearning.auth.gr) Π. Χρήστου, Ελληνική Πατρολογία, τ. Β´ (Περίοδος Διωγμών), Θεσσαλονίκη 2005 Π. Χρήστου, Ελληνική Πατρολογία, τ. Γ´ (Περίοδος Θεολογικής Ακμής, Δ´ και Ε´ αιώνες), Θεσσαλονίκη 2008 Στ. Παπαδόπουλος, Πατρολογία, τ. Α´ (Εισαγωγή, Β´και Γ´ αιώνας), Αθήνα 2011 Στ. Παπαδόπουλος, Πατρολογία, τ. Β´ (Ο τέταρτος αιώνας), Αθήνα 2011 Δ. Τσάμης, Εισαγωγή στη σκέψη των Πατέρων της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005 Η. Μουτσούλας, Εισαγωγή εις την Πατρολογίαν, Αθήνα 2009 Χρ. Αραμπατζής, Χριστιανική Γραμματεία, τ. Α´: Εκκλησιαστικοί Συγγραφείς και κείμενα της πρώτης χιλιετίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008 F. Young, L. Ayres, A. Louth (eds.), The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature, Cambridge, 2008 C. Richardson, Early Christian Fathers, Kentucky, 2006.
Last Update
04-04-2021