BKB409 History of Ortodox Churche: Ortodox Churche in Balkans

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Pavel Boček, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Václav Štěpánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Václav Štěpánek, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Pavel Pilch
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Course explains the evolution of Christian Church since 313 in specific terms of Byzantine Empire within 1453. Special attention is paid to seven ecumenical councils, acknowledged by the Orthodox Church. Gradual accretion of differences between the western and eastern Churches is analyzed within the framework of lectures, resulting even in ecclesiastical schism. Attention is paid to the orthodox liturgy and its graphic art and architecture. Interpretation of the history of old oriental Churches and Balkan autokephal ones of Bulgaria and Serbia are the integral part of lectures, inclusive their graphic art and architectural specifics. Course is focused also to the evolution of the Orthodox Church within the terms of Ottoman Empire and its influence to preservation of national identity for Balkan nations as well as to the establishment of national myths promoted by the Orthodox Church (e.g. the Kosovo myth). After completing the course the absolvent would be capable to explain the relation between the Orthodox Church and Islam, pertinently between the Christianity and Islam in said Ottoman Empire, having orientation in the history of Orthodoxy, being capable to interpret the role of Orthodoxy in modern history of Balkan states.
Syllabus
  • 1. Western and eastern Christianity at the end of ancient times. Old eastern Churches.
  • 2. Christianity in the Byzantine Empire.
  • 3. Photius – schisma. Byzantine missions.
  • (4) The Great Eastern Schism and trials of its overcoming. Uniates.
  • 5. Orthodox cult – liturgy, the area of temple, iconography, architecture.
  • 6. Specifics of Balkan Autokephal Churches and their evolution.
  • 7. Architecture and art of Balkan Serbian, and Bulgarian Autokephal Churches. 8. Christianity and Islam.
  • 9. Evolution of Balkan Orthodoxy in terms of Ottoman Empire.
  • 10. Serbian, Bulgarian, and Greek Orthodoxy as the pillars of national life in Ottoman Empire.
  • 11. Erasing of national myths promoted by Orthodox Churches.
  • 12. Balkan Orthodoxy and modern times.
  • 13. Excursion
Literature
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Václav. Osidla etnofiletismu: Srbská pravoslavná církev v zajetí kosovského mýtu (In the Toils of Ethnophiletism: Serbian Orthodox Churche in the Captivity of the Kosovo Myth). Studia historica brunensia. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007, 53/2006, No 1, p. 117–132. ISSN 0231-7710. info
  • KRYŠTOF. Orientální pravoslavné církve. Vyd. 1. V Prešove: Prešovská univerzita v Prešove, Pravoslávna bohoslovecká fakulta, 2004. 196 s. ISBN 8080683085. info
  • DOSTÁLOVÁ, Růžena. Byzantská vzdělanost. Vyd. 2. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2003. 413 s. ISBN 8070214090. info
  • VOPATRNÝ, Gorazd. Hesychasmus jako tradiční křesťanská spiritualita : pohled na člověka a duchovní život z pravoslavné perspektivy. 1. vyd. Brno: L. Marek, 2003. 156 s. ISBN 808626341X. info
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Václav and Slobodan MILEUSNIĆ. Srbská pravoslavná církev (Serbian Orthodox Church). In Východní křesťanství. Brno: Moravské zemské muzeum, 2003. p. 48-56. ISBN 80-7028-204-5. info
  • ADAM, Adolf. Liturgika : křesťanská bohoslužba a její vývoj. Edited by Pavel Kouba, Translated by Václav Konzal. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2001. 471 s. ISBN 8070214201. info
  • LURKER, Manfred. Slovník biblických obrazů a symbolů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1999. 365 s. ISBN 8070212543. info
  • RUPNIK, Marko Ivan. Až se stanou umění & život duchovními :(teologie umění). Vyd. 1. Velehrad: Refugium Velehrad-Roma, 1997. 65 s. ISBN 80-86045-06-4. info
  • WEITHMANN, Michael W. Balkán : 2000 let mezi východem a západem. Translated by Jan Souček - Růžena Dostálová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1996. 431 s. ISBN 8070211997. info
  • ŠPIDLÍK, Tomáš. Spiritualita, formácia & kultúra :(zborník Centro Aletti). Edited by František Šatura. Vyd. 1. Velehrad: Refugium Velehrad-Roma, 1995. 205 s. ISBN 80-901957-1-7. info
  • Dějiny srbské kultury : Istorija srpske kulture (Orig.). Edited by Pavle Ivić. 1. vyd. V Praze: Nakladatelství Pedagogické fakulty UK, 1994. 211 s., lx. info
  • Encyklopedie Bible. Edited by Matthias Stubhann - Michael Ernst - Friedrich V. Reiterer - Wolfgang B. Vyd. 1. Bratislava: Gemini, 1992. 351 s. ISBN 8085265311. info
  • ŠPIDLÍK, Tomáš. Spiritualita křesťanského Východu : systematická příručka. Řím: Křesťanská akademie, 1983. 437 s. info
  • DVORNÍK, František. Byzantské misie u Slovanů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1970. 393 s. info
  • ONASCH, Konrad. Einführung in die konfessionskunde der orthodoxen Kirchen. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1962. info
  • ONASCH, Konrad. Ikonen. Berlin: Union Verlag, 1961. info
Teaching methods
Subject is taught thru the lecture.
Assessment methods
Prerequisites for granting the credit: regular attendance and thorough home preparation on weekly basis. Subject is crowned with oral exam.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Na předmět navazuje kurs s kódem HIB0487 Dějiny pravoslaví. Vznik a formování tradice.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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