Patrology and post-patristic literature (I)

Course Code: TP109 • 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
Name of lecturer: Lucian - Dumitru Colda
Seminar tutor: Lucian - Dumitru Colda
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

- The acquisition by students of the fundamental notions with which the Patristic of the first centuries operates.
- At the end of this course, the student should have theoretical knowledge to streamline contemporary pastoral care in church life.
- Acquiring skills for reading and interpreting patristic texts.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Introduction. Definition, object, division of Patrology. Parents, Writers and Teachers
2. The Apostolic Symbol. The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (Didahia). Saint Clement the Roman. Saint Ignatius of Antioch. Saint Polycarp of Smyrna. Papias of Hierapolis
3. Christian apologists: Quadratus, Aristide, Ariston de Pella, Miltiades, Apollinaris of Hierapolis, Athenagoras, Hermias
4. Saint Justin the Martyr and the Philosopher
5. Tatian the Assyrian. Theophilus of Antioch. Epistle to Diognetus
6. Hegesip. St. Irenaeus of Lugdunum
7. Tertullian
8. Minucius Felix. St. Hippolytus of Rome
9. St. Cyprian of Carthage. Lactantius
10. Alexandrine School. Panten. Clement of Alexandria
11. Origin
12. Sextus Julius Africanus. Ammonius. St. Dionysius of Alexandria (the Great)
13. St. Gregory the Thaumaturgist. St. Lucian of Antioch. Olympus method
14. Eusebius of Caesarea

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

The discipline seeks to emphasize the role of patristic authors in the development of an effective pastoral mission of the Church.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam 50% and implication in course debates 50%

Recommended reading:

CAYRE. F., Precis de Patrologie, 3 volumes, Desclée et Cie, Paris, 1927-1930, -.
QUASTEN, J, Patrology, Ave Maria Press, Paris, 1951-1963, 2210.
ALTANER, B, Patrology, Herder and Herder, New York, 1960, 660.