Orthodox Spirituality

Course Code: TP120 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Theology • Field of study: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English, French
Name of lecturer: Oliviu-Petru Botoi
Seminar tutor: Oliviu-Petru Botoi
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 14
Number of teaching hours per week: 1
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2

Course aims:

Knowledge of the great personalities of Christian Spirituality and the specifics of their teaching
Familiarization with the works of the Holy Fathers and of the Eastern spiritual writers
Knowledge of the great stages of the Christian life and their defining notes

Course Entry Requirements:

The spiritual formation of the students in the current context of the life of the Church

Course contents:

The goal and characteristics of Orthodox Spirituality The stages of the spiritual life in Orthodoxy The fall of man and its spiritual consequences Sins, passions and affections Stages of spiritual despair or addiction treatment Overeating and the fight against it Debauchery and fighting it Cupidity and fighting it Sadness and Christian therapy Akedia and the fight against it Anger and orthodox teraphy The effect of addictions in today's world

Teaching methods:


Learning outcomes:

The course is an analytical radiograph of spiritual realities that fundamentally marks human becoming in the Christian religious spectrum.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Presentation of the 8 passions in the Eastern tradition: enumeration, description and specification of a remedy.

Recommended reading:

Saint John Cassian, Cele opt gânduri ale răutății, Humanitas, București, 2020, 318.
Jean Claude Larchet, Terapeutica bolilor spirituale, Sophia, București, 2006, 380.
Jean Claude Larchet, Terapeutica bolilor mintale, Sophia, București, 2017, 304.