Orthodox Spirituality in Greek lands.

Course Information
TitleΟρθόδοξη πνευματικότητα στον ελλαδικό χώρο. / Orthodox Spirituality in Greek lands.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChristos Arampatzis
Course ID600012946

Programme of Study: Elláda: Ekklīsiastikī Istoría kai Politismós.

Registered students: 60
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΧΕ1 Ecumenical Patriarchate and Greek lands.
  • ΧΕ4 Sta vīmata tou Apostólou Paýlou
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: -Approach the textual Christian tradition from the first century to the 20th century -Analyze and interpret text contents in direct relation to the historical context in which they were born -Value the timelessness meaning of the fundamental issues of the Orthodox Patristic Tradition
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
This course is divided into two units. Firstly, lives and teaching of Church Fathers and main issues of ecclesiastical literature and Orthodox spirituality are studied and secondly, there is an historical-philological analysis of their works. Each Church Father, both contemporary and past, is located on a place, time and spiritual context. The course will figure out the way he interacts in relation with certain social, political, theological and ecclesiastical facts. The second section is an introduction to issues of patristic hermeneutics and spirituality. It examines the problem of interpreting Christian literature and the data of Orthodox Spirituality. The methods of interpretation chosen by the fathers and modern saints are presented, as well as the issues arising from the encounter of patristic discourse with contemporary issues. The approach is based on the texts, which are analysed during the course.
Fathers of the Church, modern saints, criteria of interpretation and misinterpretation of Patristic Theology, Orthodox Spirituality, contemporary ethical and theological problems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course's presentations will be offered as a powerpoint form. Updates and additional bibliographical material will be posted on elearning.
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
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