Themes in inter-orthodox relations and inter-christian dialogues B

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΔΙΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΩΝ ΣΧΕΣΕΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΙΚΩΝ ΔΙΑΛΟΓΩΝ Β΄. / Themes in inter-orthodox relations and inter-christian dialogues B
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorStylianos Charalampidis
Course ID60005115

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. The understanding of the theological criteria in the Dialogue of the Orthodox Church with the Roman Catholic Church and Protestantism, 2. With the succcessful conclusion of the teaching, students learn and interpret critically the reasons caused the split of the Western Christianity, to manage crises religious, political and social in education, local and international organizations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
From division to the search of christian unity. The approach of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the other christian churches. The progress achieved at the Second Vatican Council, opening the door for the Roman Catholic Church to approach the other christians. Methods of cooperation and practice of the Theological Dialogues. Theological evaluation of the dialogue between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. Outline of Lectures (Syllabus): 1) The Encyclicals of the Ecumenical Patriarchate concerning the Ecumenical Movement Α´. 2) The Encyclicals of the Ecumenical Patriarchate concerning the Ecumenical Movement Β´. 3) The Encyclicals of the Ecumenical Patriarchate concerning the Ecumenical Movement C´. 4) The Ecumenical activity of the World Council of Churches. 5) The reluctant behavior of the Roman Catholic Church. 6) Before the Second Vatican Council. 7) The convocation of the Second Vatican Council. 8) The theological work of the Second Vatican Council. 9) The decisions of the Second Vatican Council about the Ecumenical Movement. 10) The time until 1982. 11) The difficulties of the Theological Dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church. The problem of Uniatism. 12) From Munich (1982) to Ravena (2007) Α´. 13) From Munich (1982) to Ravena (2007) Β´.
Encyclicals Ecumenical Patriarchate, Roman Catholic Church, Theological Dialogue, Second Vatican Council, Uniatism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
The course is supported by the electronic platform eclass (
Course Organization
Reading Assigment40
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30
Written assigments60
Student Assessment
Scientific works and presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν παρέχεται κάποιο εγχειρίδιο
Additional bibliography for study
-R. ROUSE-S. NEIL (éd.), A History of the Ecumenical Movement 1517-1948 I, Geneva 1993. - H. FEY(éd.), A History of the Ecumenical Movement 1548-1968 II, Geneva 1993. -Ν. ΜΑΤΣΟΥΚΑ, Οικουμενική Θεολογία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006. -Β. ΣΤΑΥΡΙΔΗ, Ιστορία της Οικουμενικής Κινήσεως, Θεσσαλονίκη 1984. -Ε. ΒΑΡΕΛΑ, Διορθόδοξοι και Οικουμενικαί Σχέσεις του Πατριαρχείου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως κατά τον Κ´ αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη 1994. - Ν. ΜΑΤΣΟΥΚΑ, Οικουμενική Κίνηση, Θεσσαλονίκη 1996. - Ι. ΚΑΡΜΙΡΗ, Η Ορθόδοξος Εκκλησία εν Διαλόγω μετά των Ετεροδόξων Εκκλησιών, Αθηναι 1975. -Α. ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, Κείμενα Διορθοδόξων και Διαχριστιανικών Σχέσεων, Θεσσαλονίκη 1984. - ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΟΥ ΕΛΒΕΤΙΑΣ ΔΑΜΑΣΚΗΝΟΥ, Θεολογικοί Διάλογοι. Μία Ορθόδοξος Προοπτική, Θεσσαλονίκη 1986. - GENNADIOS LYMOYRIS (éd.), Orthodox Visions of the Ecumenism. Statements, Messages and Reports on the Ecumenical Movement 1902-1992, Geneva 1994. - J. A. DOUGLAS, The Relations of the Anglican Churches with the Eastern-Orthodox, London 1921. - MAXIMOS METROPOLITAN OF SARDES, The Oecumenical Patriarchate in the Orthodox Church, Thessaloniki 1976. - ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΟΥ ΣΑΡΔΕΩΝ ΜΑΞΙΜΟΥ, Το Οικουμενικόν Πατριαρχείον εν τη Ορθοδόξω Εκκλησία, Θεσσαλονίκη 1989. - Γ. ΜΑΡΤΖΕΛΟΥ, Ορθοδοξία και Σύγχρονοι Διάλογοι, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008. - Γ. ΜΑΡΤΖΕΛΟΥ, Ορθοδοξο Δόγμα και θεολογικός προβληματισμός. Μελετήματα δογματικής θεολογίας Δ´, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011. - Κ. ΓΙΟΚΑΡΙΝΗΣ, Η Ιεροσύνη των Γυναικών στα πλαίσια της Οικουμενικής Κίνησης, Κατερίνη 1995. - Σ. ΤΣΟΠΑΝΙΔΗ, Υπέρ της των πάντων Ενώσεως. Η Συμβολή της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας και Θεολογίας στο Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο των Εκκλησιών, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008. - G. MALONEY, A History of Orthodox Theology since 1453, Belmont Massachusetts 1976.
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