Religions and the environment

Course Information
TitleΘρησκείες και περιβάλλον / Religions and the environment
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEleni Antonopoulou
Course ID600012845

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course presents the relationship of various world religions with the natural environment, from antiquity to the present time. A number of contemporary environmental issues is also presented. Course outline: 1. Religion and the environment, a two-way relationship 2. Religions for the environment 3. Religions of Eastern Mediterranean (Ancient Greece and Rome) 4. Religions of Eastern Mediterranean (Asia Minor, Balkans and Black Sea, Middle East, ancient Egypt) 5. Judaism and the environment 6. Mesopotamia (Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians) 7. Eastern religions (Vedism, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism) 8. Eastern religions (Confucianism, Daoism, Shintoism) 9. Indigenous traditions (Subsaharian traditions, Indians, Aboriginals) 10. Islam and the environment 11. Contemporary issues of theology and ecology 12. International movements for ecology 13. Term paper presentation
Religions, environmental protection, ecology
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
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
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