KOLLYVADES AND NEOMARTYRS: SANCTITY AND THEOLOGY OF MARTYRDOM

Course Information
TitleΚΟΛΛΥΒΑΔΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΟΜΑΡΤΥΡΕΣ: ΑΓΙΟΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΜΑΡΤΥΡΙΟΥ / KOLLYVADES AND NEOMARTYRS: SANCTITY AND THEOLOGY OF MARTYRDOM
CodeΘ265
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorSymeon Paschalidis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60004644

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

Registered students: 24
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600167447
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims to present the hymnographical and hagiographical work of the Kollyvades or the fathers of the renaissance of Philokalia, which constitutes the epitome of the spiritual peak of enslaved Hellenism during the 18th century. This work is compiled in the collection, translation and edition of hagiographical and hymnographic texts for old or new saints. The emphasis of the work of the Kollyvades on the group of the Neomartyrs, to which they gave prominence, especially the group of the formerly Christ-renouncing Neomartyrs. This work was not limited only to the writing and edition of the respective neomartyrological texts, hagiographical and hymnographic alike, but also expanded on their teaching commitments for the spiritual solidification and preparation of some Christ deniers for the martyrdom of faith. The course furthermore examines the whole hagiographical and neomartyrological literature that came from the Kollyvades and persons close to them, as well as the theology of the sanctification and martyrdom emerging from these texts. Finally, it presents the writing methods for the composition of students’ papers. 1. The historical framework for the dispute of the Kollyvades and the spiritual renaissance of the 18th and 19th centuries. 2. Kollyvades and anti-Kollyvades - Theological criteria and development of the tradition of the Philokalia 3. Saint Makarios Notaras, his didactic and hagiographical work 4. Saint Nikodemos the Hagiorite and his writings on the Neomartyrs and the new Saints 5. Saint Athanasios Parios and his hymnographic and hagiographical work 6. Other Kollyvades as contributors to the writings of the pioneers of the movement of the Philokalia 7. Kollyvades and the neomartyrs who had formerly renounced Christ: a major issue and its resolution 8. The groups of the Neomartryrs 9. Manuscript neomartyrological collections I: The collections of Manuel the Corinthian and Ioannis Karyofillis 10. Manuscript neomartyrological collections ΙΙ: The collections of father Ionas, Kesarios Dapontes and the Collection of the monastery of Xenophontos 11. Printed neomartyrological collections (the New Martyrology, the New Spiritual Meadow) 12. Theological issues about precision and economy around the martyrdom of the formerly Christ-renouncing Neomartyrs: Α) The theology of the Martyrdom through the neomartyrological texts; Β) Theological issues and parallelisms between old and new martyrs 13. The Neomartyrs in past and present Christian tradition: Hymnographic and hagiographical texts about the Neomartyrs – Analysis of and Commentary on neomartyrological texts
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of audio-visual tools in the process of teaching (especially powerpoint and video clips). Supplementary material, additional data and exercises / tests on Blackboard. Communication and research counseling through e-mails
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment210.8
Written assigments401.6
Total1004
Student Assessment
Description
Oral exam on the material covered throughout the semester or written assignment (90%). Class participation and a written assignment (10%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Σ. Πασχαλίδης, Κολλυβάδες και Νεομάρτυρες: Αγιότητα και Θεολογία του μαρτυρίου, εκδ. Αλτιντζής, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017 2. Σ. Πασχαλίδης, Νεομαρτυρολογικά σύμμεικτα Α΄: Η αυτόγραφη νεομαρτυρολογική συλλογή του Καισαρίου Δαπόντε (1713-1784), εκδ. Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010
Additional bibliography for study
Σ. Πασχαλίδης, Το Υμναγιολογικό έργο των Κολλυβάδων. Συμβολή στη μελέτη της αγιολογικής γραμματείας κατά την περίοδο της Τουρκοκρατίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2007. Δ. Κακλαμάνος, Αγίου Νικοδήμου του Αγιορείτου, Κανόνες Οκτώηχοι εις τα Εισόδια της Θεοτόκου. Εισαγωγή - Κριτική Έκδοση, Άγιον Όρος 2017.
Last Update
04-04-2021