Course Information
TitleΟ βυζαντινός Ησυχασμός και η Φιλοκαλική παράδοση / Byzantine Hesychasm and Philocalic Tradition
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorSymeon Paschalidis
Course ID600018257

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

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the course is to understand the spiritual movement of Byzantine Hesychasm and its theology, through the study of the related sources and its main representatives. Moreover, the understanding and deepening of the theological framework of the Philokalic tradition from the Ottoman period to the present.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Written assigments602.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Π. Χρήστου, Γρηγορίου του Παλαμά Συγγράμματα, τ. Ε´, εκδ. Κυρομάνος, Θεσσαλονίκη 1992.
Additional bibliography for study
- Μητρ. Κάλλιστος Ware, «The Spirituality of the Philokalia», Sobornost 13 (1991) 6-24. - Μητρ. Κάλλιστος Ware, «Philocalie», Dictionnaire de spiritualité XII (1984) 1336-52 - Ἀμφ. Ράντοβιτς, Ἡ Φιλοκαλικὴ Ἀναγέννησι τοῦ XVIII καὶ XIX αἰ. καὶ οἱ πνευματικοὶ καρποί της, Ἀθῆναι 1984 - A.-E. Tachiaos, «De la Philokalia au Dobrotoljubie: La Creation d'un 'Sbornik'», Cyrillomethodianum 5 (1981) 208-213 - A.-E. Tachiaos, «Le creazione della “Filocalia” e il suo influsso spirituale nel mondo greco e slavo», A. Mainardi (ἐπιμ.), Nil Sorskij e l’esicasmo. Atti del Convegno ecumenico internazionale di spiritualità russa (Bose, 21-24 settembre 1994), Magnano 1995, σ. 227-249 - Α.-Ε. Tachiaos, The Revival of Byzantine Mysticism among Slavs and Romanians in the XVIIIth Century: Texts Relating to the Life and Activity of Paisy Velichkovsky (1722-1794), Thessalonike 1986 - N. Lisovoj, «Due epoche, due “Filocalie”: Paisij Veličkovskij e Teofane il Recluso», A. Mainardi (ἐπιμ.), Paisij lo Starec. Atti del III Convegno ecumenico internazionale di spiritualità russa (Bose, 20-23 settembre 1995), Magnano 1997, σ. 183-215 - ἀρχιμ Πλακ. Deseille, Φιλοκαλία. Ἡ νηπτικὴ παράδοση τῆς Ὀρθοδοξίας καί ἡ ἀκτινοβολία της στὸν κόσμο, [Ὀρθόδοξη Mαρτυρία 67], Ἀθήνα 1997 - Amore del Bello. Studi sulla Filocalia. Atti del “Simposio Internazionale sulla Filocalia” [Roma, novembre 1989], Magnano 1991 - A. Rigo (ἐπιμ.), Nicodemo l’Aghiorita e la Filocalia. Atti del VIII Convegno ecumenico internazionale di spiritualità ortodossa, sessione bizantina (Bose, 16-19 settembre 2000), Magnano 2001) - S. Horujy (ἐπιμ.), Hesychasm. An annotated Bibliography, Moscow 2004, - D. Balfour (συν. M. Cunningham), A Supplement to the Philocalia. The Second Century of Saint John of Karpathos, Brookline, Mass. 1994 - G. Peters, «Recovering a Lost Spiritual Theologian: Peter of Damascus and the Philokalia», SVTQ 49 (2005) 437-459 - G. Peters, ‘A Treasury of Divine Knowledge and Wisdom’: The twelft-century Byzantine spiritual theology of Peter of Damascus, Toronto 2003] - A. Rigo (ἐπιμ.) Mistici bizantini, Torino, 2008 - πρωτοπρ. Β. Καλλιακμάνης, Ἀπὸ τὸ φόβο στὴν ἀγάπη. Σπουδὴ καὶ μαθητεία στὴ Φιλοκαλία τῶν ἱερῶν Νηπτικῶν, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009. - B. Bingaman – B. Nassif (επιμ.), The Philokalia. A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality, Oxford 2012.
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