Course Information
TitleΘρησκευτική λαϊκή παράδοση στην ιστορία της Εκκλησίας / Religious folk tradition in church history
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVasileios Koukousas
Course ID600015495

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be introduced to the role that folk tradition and what is its relationship with the society and the life of the Church. Particularly: 1.To deepen in the popular tradition and evaluate its importance in the modern way of life. 2. To find that it is an important source of culture, which records people and events, which gives them the opportunity to compare different periods of our history. 3. Be able to describe and analyze its timeless value. 4. To realize that it continues to renew and function to this day, always in conjunction with important cultural, social, ecclesiastical events and celebrations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. What is the folk tradition 2. The recording of folklore 3. The devolution of the tradition from generation to generation 4. The role of tradition in past years 5. The role of tradition in the modern era 6. The relationship between tradition and Church History 7. The folk songs as a source of the history of the Church I 8. Folk songs as a source of the history of the Church II 9. The folk songs as a source of the history of the Church III 10. The folk art and its relationship to the history of the Church 11. The ecclesiastical art and history of the Church 12. The celebration of folk festivals in the past 13. The role of the popular festivals in the life of Church
Church, folklore, prelates, festivals, customs, folk art ecclesiastical art, folk songs
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Courses take place using PowerPoint.
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities80.3
Written assigments391.6
Student Assessment
Oral examination. The participation in class in counted positive and works are given (40%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μανόλης Βαρβούνης, Νεωτερική Ελληνική Λαϊκή Θρησκευτικότητα, Θεσσαλονίκη -εκδόσεις Μπαρμπουνάκης- 2014.
Additional bibliography for study
Μανόλης Βαρβούνης, Παραδοσιακή θρησκευτική συμπεριφορά και θρησκευτική λαογραφία, Αθήνα 1995. Ο ίδιος, Μοναστική ζωή και παραδοσιακή θρησκευτική συμπεριφορά, Αθήνα 1998. Ο ίδιος, Ελληνική λαογραφία, Αθήνα 2012.
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