Themes of orthodox spirituality A'

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ Α΄ / Themes of orthodox spirituality A'
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVasileios Tsigkos
Course ID60002698

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
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
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course students will be able: (1) to fulfill their theological knowledge in dialogue with other Christians, to construct cooperative relations (2) to develop dialogue with the social sciences (3) to discern the epistemological boundaries of human sciences and the potential of theology.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Judaism and Greco-Roman world in Byzantium, 2. The revival of the ancient city in the ecclesiastical space, 3. The democracy of the Church, 4. The imperial court. 5. The political theology in Byzantium, 6. The "public" Church, 7. Monasticism and eschatology, 8. Th. Eucharist as a sign of the unity of creation, 9. Tradition and renewal. 10. Christianity restriction points during the first millennium. 11- 13. Papers Presentation.
Byzantium, the City, Eschatology, Political Theology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities16
Written assigments84
Student Assessment
Scientific work and presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Ματσούκα Ν., Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία, τόμ. Α´, Β′ και Γ´, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005, 2009. Ματσούκα Ν., Ορθοδοξία και Αίρεση στους εκκλησιαστικούς συγγραφείς του Δ´, Ε´, ΣΤ´αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη 1992. Ρωμανίδη Ι., Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία της Ορθοδόξου Καθολικής Εκκλησίας, τόμ. Α΄, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004. Σκουτέρη Κ. Β., Ιστορία Δογμάτων. Τόμ. Α´-Β´, Εκδ. Επιμέλεια Διαφημηστική Α. Ε., Αθήνα 1998, 2004. LOSSKY V., Η Μυστική Θεολογία της Ανατολικής Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1991. Πουλή Γ., Νομοθετικά κείμενα Εκκλησιαστικού Δικαίου, εκδ. Θεσσαλονίκη 2007. Μητρ. Τυρολόης και Σερεντίου Παντελεήμονος Ροδόπουλου, Επιτομή Κανονικού Δικαίου, εκδ. Μυγδονία, Καλοχώρι Θεσσαλονίκης 2005. BOBRINSKOY B., Le Mystère de la Trinité, Paris 1986. DANIELOU J., Histoire des Doctrines Chretiennes avant Nicée, 2 Vol., Paris 1958-1961. HANSON R. P. C., The Search of the Christian Doctrine of God, Edinburg 1988. KELLY J., Early Christian Doctrines, London 1968. TORRANCE TH., The Trinitarian Faith. The Evangelical Theology of the Ancient Catholic Church, Edinburg 1988. WOLFSON H., The Philosophy of the Greek Fathers. Vol. 1: Faith, Trinity, Incarnation, Cambridge 1970.
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