Πρόγραμμα Ιερατικών Σπουδών – Περιγραφή Μαθήματος
Course: Christian Philosophy
Course Code: Y53
Teaching Credits: 3
Teaching Hours: 2
Description: The course covers the following themes: The meaning of the Christian philosophy and its differences from the profane one. Landmarks of the east Christian thought: Hellenism, Gnosticism and Judaism as the three dominant factors of the cultural milieu in which Early Christianity emerged; Early Christian apologetics (2th c.); the Alexandrians Clement and Origen (2th-3th c.); the Cappadocian Fathers and the synthesis of Christianity and Greek paideia (4th c.); the three thinkers of Gaza, John Philoponus and the neoplatonic challenge of Proclus (5th -6th c.); the byzantine humanism of the 9th century (Photios and Arethas); The revival of an old conflict between Christian theology and pagan philosophy in the 11th century (Psellos and Ionannis Italos) as well as in the 14th century: Barlaam and Palamas. A special issue constitutes the Russian religious philosophy of the 19th and early 20th century (Soloviev, Florensky, Berdiajev and S. Bulgakov).