Course Information
TitleΗ μεταστροφή στον χριστιανισμό κατά τους πρώτους αιώνες:Από τον Απ. Παύλο στον Ιερό Αυγουστίνο. / The conversion to Christianity during the first centuries: From St. Paul to St. Augustine
Code2050
FacultyTheology
SchoolTheology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAnna Koltsiou-Nikita
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60005286

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

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

Registered students: 22
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600151328
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Knowledge: To study and understand a religious or philosophical issue utilizing sources To know the mutual influences of national and Christian literature in the first centuries To realize the common concerns and common problem that characterizes the Hellenistic environment the appearance of Christianity To understand the reasons that may lead to conversion and the impact this has on people's lives To realize that the literary imprinting of conversion may suffer some processing large or small Skills: To be able to study reference sources critically and thoroughly To assess the information retrieved from texts To develop their combining ability Competencies: To be able to revisit or shape their attitude towards life by understanding the gravity of philosophical and religious conversion.
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is presented, with the help of texts, the way in which is described the experience of conversion the Christianity mainly by themselves converts. Representative cases is the conversion of the apostle Paul, the Holy Au- goustin, Anthony the Great and Constantine the Great. At the same time are presented autobiographical texts of national literature concerning the conversion to philosophy, such as the conversion of Marcus Aurelius and of Dio Chrysostom.
Keywords
conversion to Christianity, conversion to philosophy, autobiography, Christian literature, Apostle Paul, Saint Augustine
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Description
Use of electronic resources for the search of texts Use of Power Point
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures261.0
Seminars60.2
Fieldwork301.2
Written assigments100.4
Exams30.1
Total753
Student Assessment
Description
Optional work, included in the final score. Assignment of final work that requires the study of the bibliorgraphy and presentation of the work during the course. Students who do not wish to take on any essays take written exams in study material set by the relevant textbooks.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Α. Κόλτσιου-Νικήτα, Αυτομαρτυρίες μεταστροφής στη γραμματεία των πρώτων χριστιανικών αιώνων, εκδ. University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014. 2. Δ. Κυρτάτας (επιμέλεια), Όψις ενυπνίου. Η χρήση των ονείρων στην ελληνική και ρωμαϊκή αρχαιότητα, , Πανεπιστημιακές εκδό- σεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο 1993.
Additional bibliography for study
G. Μisch, A History of Autobiography in Antiquity, τ. 1,2, Λονδίνο 1973 D. Nock (λήμμα “Bekehrung”), RLAC, II, A. 105-118 H. Leclercq (λήμμα “Conversion”) DACL 3,2, 2797/2800. E. S. Jones, Conversion, New York 1959. Young Woon Lee, “Toward a better understanding of Educational Conversation”, Torch Trinity Journal 1 (1998) 148-169 L. Salzman, «Types of religious conversion», Pastoral Psychology 17(166) (1966) 8-20 B.Kilbourne και J. Richardson, «Paradigm conflict, types of conversion, and conversion theories», Sociological Analysis 50 (1989) 1-21 J. Lofland και N. Skonovd, «Conversion motifs» Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20 (1981) 373-85 L. R. Rambo, «Conversion: Toward a holistic model of religious change», Pastoral Psychology 38 (1993) 47-63 P. E. Morentz, «Conversion: A way of resolving conflict», Pastoral Psychology 35(4) (1987) 254-62 D. K. O'Rourke, A Process Called Conversion, Garden City, New York 1987 J. E. Loder, The Transforming Moments: Understanding Convictional Experienc, San Francisco 1981.
Last Update
11-05-2020