The Scholar Hieromonk Anastasios Gordios. Theological and Historical Approaches to his Works

Course Information
TitleΟ λόγιος ιερομόναχος Αναστάσιος Γόρδιος. Θεολογικές και ιστορικές προσεγγίσεις στην εργογραφία του / The Scholar Hieromonk Anastasios Gordios. Theological and Historical Approaches to his Works
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAnna Karamanidou
Course ID600019678

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

Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: - identify the figure (life – work – teaching) of Anastasios Gordios. - comprehend the methodology of approaching the theological texts and their hermeneutical innovations, such as those which took shape during the Post-Byzantine period. - gather information about the education of the period. - offer commentary on basic historical themes of daily life, factually and linguistically. - delve into the hermeneutical and theological approach of the significance of secular expressions of Gordios’s body of written work.
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of this course is for the students to acquire special knowledge about the distinguished figure Anastasios Gordios (1654/5-1729) and his written work. By studying his writing, the students will encounter the religious folk-vernacular of the era, as well as the author’s way of thinking and hermeneutical innovations. Gordios’s personality, written work, and profound epistolography constitute important historical assets with timeless significance stretching even to the present day. 1. The life of the hieromonk scholar Anastasios Gordios. 2. The impression of his thought, knowledge, and writings. His general body of written work. 3. His secular writing. 4. His theological writing. 5. His contribution to the field of Education and to the foundation of the Highest School of Aitoliko. A reference to the teachers and courses. 6. Anastasios Gordios as a transmitter of the longstanding tradition of Byzantine literature as a biographer. 7. Anastasios Gordios: A reading of indicative texts from his work “On Mohammed” and a commentary on his theological, historical, and Ancient Greek references. 8. A reading of indicative texts from his work: “Against the Latins” and a commentary on his theological, historical, and Ancient Greek references. 9. Presentation of essays. 10. Presentation of essays. 11. a) Epistolography as a type of registry. b) A reference to letter-writers of the period. A brief thematic presentation of 669 epistles written by Gordios. 12. A reading of indicative epistles and a commentary on his theological, historical, and Ancient Greek references. 13. Presentation of essays.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment391.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities60.2
Written assigments80.3
Student Assessment
Undertaking and preparing exercises (20%) and oral examination (80%). Course participation is positively measured.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΑΣΤΕΡΙΟΣ ΑΡΓΥΡΙΟΥ, (έκδ.) Αναστάσιος Γόρδιος, Περί Μωάμεθ καί κατά Λατείνων Σύγγραμμα, [COLLECTA ACADEMIA XXX],'εκδ. ΟSTRACON, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018.
Additional bibliography for study
ΚΑΡΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ Χ., - ΚΟΛΙΑ Ι., (εκδ.) Αναστάσιος Γόρδιος, Αλληλογραφία (1675-1728), [Ακαδημία Αθηνών, τόμ. Α΄ - Β΄, Κέντρο Ερεύνης του Μεσαιωνικού και Νέου Ελληνισμού], Αθήνα 2011.
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