Themes in the history of the Ecumenical Movement A

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΚΙΝΗΣΕΩΣ Α΄. / Themes in the history of the Ecumenical Movement A
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorElpidoforos (ioannis) Lampryniadis
Course ID60005120

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
With the conclusion of the classes the students will be able to understand ant to interpret critically the reasons of the Great Schism.
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)
Theological analysis of the reasons of the Great Schism. The first attempts for the restoration of the christian unity. Outline of Lectures (Syllabus): 1) East - West. Spiritual differences Α´. 2) East - West. Spiritual differences Β´. 3) East - West. Spiritual differences C´. 4) Filioque in the early church. 5) Filioque in the time of Patriarch Photios. 6) Filioque in the time of the Great Schism. 7) The Primacy during the first millennium Α´. 8) The Primacy during the first millennium Β´. 9) The Primacy during the first millennium C´. 10) The practice of the Ecumenical Councils. 11) The first attempts for the restoration of the christian unity Α´. 12) The first attempts for the restoration of the christian unity Β´. 13) The Council of Ferrara-Florence(1438-1439).
Schism, Primacy, Filioque, Ecumenical Councils, Patriarch, Pope
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 Assigment18
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities6
Written assigments6
Student Assessment
Scientific work and presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
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. - Ν. ΜΑΤΣΟΥΚΑ, Οικουμενική Κίνηση, Θεσσαλονίκη 1996. - Ι. ΚΑΡΜΙΡΗ, Η Ορθόδοξος Εκκλησία εν Διαλόγω μετά των Ετεροδόξων Εκκλησιών, Αθηναι 1975. - Ι. ΚΑΡΜΙΡΗ, Τά Δογματικά και Συμβολικά Μνημεία της Ορθοδόξου Καθολικής Εκκλησίας. Τόμος ΙΙ, Αθήναι 1953. - 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. - G. MALONEY, A History of Orthodox Theology since 1453, Belmont Massachusetts 1976. - Χ. ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΙΔΟΥ (Μητροπ. Εφέσου), Η αναγνώριση των μυστηρίων των ετεροδόξων στις διαχρονικές σχέσεις Ορθοδοξίας και Ρωμαιοκαθολικισμού, Κατερίνη 1995. - J. G. BOEGLIN, Pierre dans la Communion des Eglises. Le ministère pétrinien dans la perspective de l'Eglise-Communion et de la Communion des Eglises, Paris, Cerf 2004.
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