The Mother of God in the patristic literature and orthodox Tradition

Course Information
TitleΗ Θεοτόκος στην πατερική γραμματεία και Ορθόδοξη παράδοση. Από τον 1ο αιώνα έως και τον 20o / The Mother of God in the patristic literature and orthodox Tradition
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChristos Arampatzis
Course ID600019511

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 27
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
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)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: - analyze the presence of the Mother of God in the Orthodox Church based on the teachings of the Holy and Great Fathers of the Church -distinguish her place in worship history and tradition -realize the theological significance of the figure of Virgin Mary in the plan of salvation.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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 aim of the course is to explore the position of the Mother of God in the Orthodox Church according to the teaching of the Holy and Great Fathers of the Church, as well as its worship tradition. Additionally, it will be attempted to present the figure of Virgin Mary as a timeless model of holiness and to highlight its importance for the divine plan as well as at inter-Christian perspective.
Mother of God, Fathers of the Church, divine plan
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course's presentations will be offered as a powerpoint form. Updates and additional bibliographical material will be posted on elearning platform.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment160.6
Written assigments180.7
Student Assessment
Submission of a paper during the courses. Oral examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
KUHNIS-HARTMANN A. THEKLA, Η συνάντηση κινητοποιεί. Συναντήσεις ανθρώπων στις εικόνες. Συναντήσεις ανθρώπων με τις εικόνες, Ostracon Publishing, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017.
Additional bibliography for study
PG - Patrologia Graeca
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