Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
-Study scientifically texts using original sources of the patristic tradition
-Specify hermeneutics fundamental principles in Orthodox tradition and life
-Analyze the tradition significance as a hermeutic tool in the Orthodox Church
-Realize the patristic tradition importance for the modern world
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on the theological teaching of the Church Fathers. The texts of the patristic literature and tradition are examined, their interpretative methodology is analyzed and the Fathers' doctrine is presented in fundamental christocentric, anthropological, cosmological and other issues. Emphasis is given in particular on the interpretative ways of approaching patristic thought.