Gennadios II Scholarios. Personality and Work

Course Information
TitleΓεννάδιος Β΄ Σχολάριος. Πρόσωπο και έργο / Gennadios II Scholarios. Personality and Work
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSoultana Lamprou
Course ID600014287

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

Registered students: 14
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
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)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will: - understand the importance of the personality of Gennadios Scholarios in the period of the Fall - analyze his attitude to the events of his day, after getting to know about the life of Gennadius Scholarius - analyze his writing work and his teaching - compare the contradictory positions of researchers on his personality - value his contribution to the religious questions of his day.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Course Content (Syllabus)
The life, literary work, and teaching of Gennadios II Scholarios is presented. The personality of the final teacher and writer of the fallen Greek Eastern (Roman) Empire and first educator and ethnarch of the New Hellenism. Likewise examined is the issue of the falsification of his writings with the intent of sowing confusion about his person and work. 1. Introductory statements. 2) On the image of Gennadios in the sources and in research. 3) The life of Gennadios (origin, studies, career). 4) From the Council of Ferrera-Florence until his accession to the patriarchal throne. 5) Scholarios I as Patriarch and ethnarch. 6) His literary work in general. 7) His genuine, disputed, and spurious literary work, part 1. 8) His genuine, disputed, and spurious literary work, part 2. 9) The teaching of Scholarios and their basis. 10) The theological, ethical, and anthropological topics in the teaching of Scholarios, part 1. 11) The theological, ethical, and anthropological topics in the teaching of Scholarios, part 2. 12) The apologetic positions of Scholarios. 13) The ecclesiological positions of Scholarios.
Gennadios II Scholarios, Council of Ferrera-Florence, theology, ethics, anthropology.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Communicate with students using e-mails.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Written assigments351.4
Student Assessment
Οral examination or exercise preparation(80%) . Course participation is positively measured (20%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θ. Ζήσης, Γεννάδιος Β’ Σχολάριος. Βίος – Συγγράμματα – Διδασκαλία, ΑΒ 30, εκδ. Πατριαρχικόν Ίδρυμα Πατερικών Μελετών, Θεσσαλονίκη 1988.
Additional bibliography for study
L. Petit-X. Siderides-M. Jugie, Oeuvres completes de Georges Scholarios, τόμ. I-VIII, Paris 1928-1936. Marie-HélèneBlanchet, Georges- Gennadios Scholarios (vers 1400 - vers 1472). Un intellectuel orthodoxe face à ladisparitiondel’ empire Byzantin, Archives de l’ Orient Chrétien 20, Institut Français d’ Ėtudes Byzantines, Paris 2008. Πρακτικά Ἡμερίδας "Χρέος μνήμης πρός τόν ἅγιο Γεννάδιο Β΄ Σχολάριο", Σχολάρια, τεῦχ. 1, ἔκδ. Συλλόγου Φίλων τῆς Πατριαρχικῆς Μεγάλης τοῦ Γένους Σχολῆς, Ἀθήνα 2018.
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