Sociological approach of religious freedom

Course Information
TitleΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΘΕΩΡΗΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΘΡΗΣΚΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΣ / Sociological approach of religious freedom
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Kotsiopoulos
Course ID60005159

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
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the teaching of the course, students will be able to investigate on the subject, recommended reading and study articles and other studies, which refer to the rights of man and the religious and political traditions of humanity. Another purpose of the class students to attend at least one scientific conference to be better able to elaborate on key aspects of religious freedom and generally to foster critical thinking and scientific methodology of the study and understanding of literature sources.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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)
Differences of religious tolerance and religious freedom. Church-state relations, religion and local culture. Social vision of Human Rights in the European and Greek Enlightenment. Religion and Human Rights. Individuals, Society, Rights and Republic systems. SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES 13 TEACHING MODULES 1. Typology of Human Rights Two. History of the Games for the conquest of Human Rights Three. Secularism, western Christianity and Liberty 4. Orthodoxy and Freedom 5. Religious tolerance and the European Enlightenment 6. Freedom of religion and Greek Enlightenment 7. Mainstream political theory and religion 8. Conversion and morality 9. Para-religious phenomena - Sects and Religious tolerance 10. Relationships systems Church - State and Religious tolerance 11. Sociology of Education and Religious tolerance 12. World Council of Churches and Religious tolerance 13. UN Religious tolerance
Religious tolerance, religious freedom, political freedom
Educational Material Types
  • Selected Bibliography
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact by email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities25
Written assigments90
Student Assessment
Students taking the class to write a paper on which are evaluated by the instructor at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Αγουρίδη, Σ., Τα Ανθρώπινα Δικαιώματα στο Δυτικό κόσμο, εκδόσεις Φιλίστωρ. 2. Γιανναρά, Χρ., Η Απανθρωπία του Δικαιώματος, Εκδόσεις Δόμος, Αθήνα 1998. 3. Δεληκωσταντή, Κ., Τα Δικαιώματα του Ανθρώπου. Δυτικό Ιδεολόγημα ή Οικουμενικό Ήθος, εκδόσεις Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 1995. 4. Κωτσιόπουλου, Κ., Ανεξιθρησκεία. Κοινωνική θεώρηση των Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων στον Ευρωπαϊκό και Νεοελληνικό Διαφωτισμό. Το παράδειγμα των J. Locke και Ευγένιου Βούλγαρη, Εκδόσεις Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008. 5. Μαρίνου, Αν., Η θρησκευτική ελευθερία, Αθήνα 1972. 6. Μπέγζου, Μαρ., Ελευθερία ή Θρησκεία, Εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 1991. 7. Μπέγζου, Μαρ., Ευρωπαϊκή Φιλοσοφία της Θρησκείας, εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2007. 8. Μπέγζου, Μαρ., Νεοελληνική Φιλοσοφία της Θρησκείας, εκδόσεις Ελληνικά Γράμματα, Αθήνα 1998. 9. Νικολαΐδη, Απ., Ετερόδοξοι και Ορθόδοξοι, Εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2004. 10. Νούτσου, Π., Ο Νομιναλισμός. Οι κοινωνικοπολιτικές προεκτάσεις της υστερομεσαιωνικής Φιλοσοφίας, Εκδόσεις Κέδρος, Αθήνα 1980. 11. Πέτρου, Ι., Πολυπολιτισμικότητα και Θρησκευτική Ελευθερία, Εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005.
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