Patristic literature:Orthodox interpretation of the Bible

Course Information
TitleΠατερική Γραμματεία: Ορθόδοξη ερμηνευτική των Γραφών / Patristic literature:Orthodox interpretation of the Bible
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChristos Arampatzis
Course ID600015578

Programme of Study: Theology and Culture

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CΗristianikī Grammateía kai IstoríaYE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110
Systīmatikī THeología, Koinōniología kai Spoudī tīs THrīskeíasEE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110
Praktikī THeología kai PaidagōgikīEE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
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)
  • French (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
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
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
patristic literature, interpretative methodology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Patristic texts
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities25
Written assigments50
Student Assessment
Attending of lectures and writing of assignments.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Migne, Patrologia Graeca (PG)
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