n the Late Byzantine period we observe that representatives of the Church were involved in various areas of
intellectual life We note, that is, that apart from purely theological works, ecclesiastics also wrote books on subjects such as law and history, and even composed literary works. Of the epistles of the archbishop of
In the domain of historiography, we have two works by Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos, in which is related the history of the Orthodox Church: the 18 books of his Ecclesiastical History cover the period from the birth of Christianity until 610, while the Narrative on the Bishops of Byzantium and Patriarchs of all of Constantinople covers the period until 1309.
The literary works written by clerics of that period are epistles, discourses and lives of saints. The authors of the most important among these works were the Patriarch
More direct in their discussion of these issues are the theological works produced at this time by Gregory Palamas,