Course Information
TitleΓενική Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία από την ίδρυση της Εκκλησίας μέχρι το Σχίσμα του 1054 / History of the Church (1st Millennium)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEvangelia Amoiridou
Course ID60005503

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
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)
Learning Outcomes
Students are able to understand the evolution of the organization and administration of the Church. They are also able to understand the factors that contributed to the disintegration of the Christian world and to approach the efforts made to restore the unity of the Church.They exercise the methodology of using historical sources, so they develop the critical approach.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • 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)
Introduction to the literary genre of Church History and its sources.The outline of the time in which Christianity appears. Examination of the reasons why Christianity was considered as a religio illicita in the Roman Empire, which was the legal basis for its persecution.Given the historical outline of the persecutions and the problems created in the Church because of them. Ecumenical Councils. Iconoclasm. Schisms. Brief presentation of the Church of Constantinople in the 1st millenium.
Church, persecutions, Heresies, Schisms, Ecumenical Councils, iconoclasm.
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
Video projector - Internet
Course Organization
Reading Assigment953.8
Student Assessment
Written exam at the end of semester. Written and oral exam for foreigner students. Written assignment.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ευαγγελία Αμοιρίδου, Πτυχές από την ιστορία της αδιαίρετης Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2012.
Additional bibliography for study
Ιω. Αναστασίου, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία, τόμ. πρώτος, Θεσσαλονίκη, εκδ. "Επίκεντρο". Απ. Γλαβίνα, Ιστορία της Εκκλησίας, τεύχ. Α΄, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. Βλασ. Φειδά, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία Α΄, Αθήνα 2002.Βλασ. Φειδά, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία Β’, Αθήνα 2002. Δ. Μόσχου, Συνοπτική Ιστορία της Χριστιανικής Εκκλησίας Α΄, εκδ. Ακρίτα, Αθήνα 2009. Δ. Μόσχου, Συνοπτική Ιστορία της Χριστιανικής Εκκλησίας Β΄, εκδ. Ακρίτα,Αθήνα 2009. Βασ. Κουκουσάς - Διον. Βαλαής, Θέματα Εκκλησιαστικής Ιστορίας, Α΄, Θεσ/νίκη 2011.Βασ. Στεφανίδη, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία. Απ' αρχής μέχρι σήμερον. Αθήναι 1998 [1959].Δ. Γόνη, Ιστορία των Ορθοδόξων Εκκλησιών Βουλγαρίας και Σερβίας, εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2001. Βλασ. Φειδά, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία της Ρωσίας, εκδ. Αποστολικής Διακονίας της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, Αθήνα 2006.Γεωργ. Φλωροφσκυ, Θέματα Εκκλησιαστικής Ιστορίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1979. Αποστ. Κραλίδη, Η αυτοκρατορική λατρεία στην περίοδο της Τετραρχίας (284-324 μ.Χ.), Θεσσαλονίκη 2009. Πανεπιστήμιο της Οξφόρδης, (επιμ. Cyril Mango), Ιστορία του Βυζαντίου, Αθήνα 2006
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