The Icon as a Legend. The Dialogue between Hagiography and Art (II)

Course Information
TitleΗ εικόνα ως συναξάρι. Ο διάλογος αγιολογίας και τέχνης / The Icon as a Legend. The Dialogue between Hagiography and Art (II)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorPanagiotis Yfantis
Course ID600015610

Programme of Study: Theology and Culture

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Course from any School of the University213
CΗristianikī Grammateía kai IstoríaYE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110
Systīmatikī THeología, Koinōniología kai Spoudī tīs THrīskeíasEE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110
Praktikī THeología kai PaidagōgikīEE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, students will be able to: approach the images as pictorial translations of the hagiological texts, locate in the icons historical elements, spiritual values and religious symbols and appreciate not only the dialogue between the texts and the icons that serve the sainthood but also the the dialogue between faith and art
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • 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
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is based on comparative and critical analysis and reading of texts and icons in order to highlight their common spiritual and pastoral content and goal.
Sainthood, hagiography, Legends, Icons
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50
Written assigments60
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
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