The Orthodox antirretic Literature from 9th c. to 15th c. Personalities and Themes

Course Information
TitleΗ ορθόδοξη αντιρρητική γραμματεία από τον Θ΄-ιε΄αι. Μορφές και θέματα. / The Orthodox antirretic Literature from 9th c. to 15th c. Personalities and Themes
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorSoultana Lamprou
Course ID600015698

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

Registered students: 5
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
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will: - Understand the political, cultural and ecclesiastical differentiation between East and West during the 13th century - know the trends towards political and religious efforts to bridge the divided East and West through the meeting in Lyon - compare its consequences in theological thought and subsequent literature - analyze the otrhodox objection (αντιρρητικής) literature of period.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The division of the Christian world is presented. In particular, the dialogues and their results are examined, as well as the challenges and the arguments which were developed by the advocates of a unification and by those opposed to it, and finally the work of the opposing theologians from the records of the 9th–15th century. 1. Introduction. The orthodox objection (αντιρρητική) literature from 9th to 15th cent. 2. Specifics. The schism (cause - character). 3. The Filioque and the primacy of authority. 4. The dialogues and their results. 5. Orthodox oppositional writings of the 9th century. 6. Orthodox oppositional writings of the 11th century. 7. The Volume of the 1273 synod, the theological significance and its consequences. 8. Orthodox oppositional writings of the 13rd century. 9. Orthodox oppositional writings of the 14th century. 10. The Patristic Tradition in the work of the oppositional and Hesychastic Fathers and writers of the 14th century. 11. Presentation of work. 12. Presentation of work. 13. Presentation of work.
Byzantium, Rome, Schism, Filioque, Primacy, Synod of Lyon, The orthodox objection (αντιρρητική) literature, Photios, Hieromonk Ierotheos, Hesychasm
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
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities40.2
Written assigments311.2
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)
Χ. Αραμπατζής, Θέματα εκκλησιαστικής γραμματολογίας και πατερικής ερμηνευτικής, εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2016.
Additional bibliography for study
1. B. Roberg, Die Union zwischen der griechischen und der lateinischen Kirche auf dem II. Konzil von Lyon (1274), Bonn 1964. 2. K. Γιαννακόπουλου, Ο αυτοκράτωρ Μιχαήλ Παλαιολόγος και η Δύσις, Αθήναι 1969. 3. J. Gill, «The Church Union of the Council of Lyons (1274) portayend in Greeks Document», OCP 40 (1974) 5-45. 4. K. Setton, The Papacy and the Levant (1204-1571), vol. I, Philadelphia 1976. 5. Β. Φειδά, Θεολογικός διάλογος Ορθοδόξου και Ρωμαιοκαθολικής Εκκλησίας από του σχίσματος μέχρι της Αλώσεως (1054-1453), Αθήναι 1977. 6. Ν. Ξεξάκη, Ιωάννης Βέκκος και αι θεολογικαί αντιλήψεις αυτού, Αθήναι 1980. 7. Α. Παπαδάκη- J. Meyendorff, Η χριστιανική Ανατολή και η άνοδος του Παπισμού. Η Εκκλησία από το 1071 έως το 1453, εκδ. Μ.Ι.Ε.Τ., Αθήνα 2003. 8. Χ. Αραμπατζή, Χριστιανική γραμματεία και ερμηνεία Πατέρων, έκδ. Βάνια, Θεσσαλονίκη 2013. 9. Αρχιμ. Ν. Ιωαννίδη, Ο ιερομόναχος Ιερόθεος και το ανέκδοτο συγγραφικό έργο του, έκδ. π. Ν. Ιωαννίδη, Αθήνα 2009.
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