Ecumenical and Social Ethics (III)

Course Information
TitleΟικουμενική και Κοινωνική Ηθική (ΙΙΙ) / Ecumenical and Social Ethics (III)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStylianos Tsompanidis
Course ID60005470

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, post-graduate students will be able to: • discern the basic characteristics of qualitative research and understand its role in the ecumenical movement and particularly in the contemporary socio-ethical thought and action of the World Council of Churches. • analyze and process texts of contemporary ecumenical socio-ethical reflection. • discuss critical issues which concern the Christian churches, especially the Orthodox Church in the contemporary ecumenical dialogue. • work individually and collectively on the various relevant issues and exploit all means of scientific research • present the results of their research in a scientific and contemporary way.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course analyzes the concept, methodology and problematic of ecumenical social ethics. The evolution of socio-ecumenical thought and action concerning the World Council of Churches, and its precursor Movements is investigated, with simultaneous study of the contribution of the Orthodox Church and theology. Emphasis is given on the relationship between Ecclesiology and Ethics, especially in the context of globalization and on the examination of the efforts undertaken during the last years for the cooperation between the Christian Churches and other religions for peace and justice in the world.
Student Assessment
The evaluation of students is performed by: •Α paper subjected at the end of the semester •Presentations of various topics in regard to a whole of issues under examination.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Lemopoulos, G., The Ecumenical Movement, the Churches and the World Council of Churches: An Orthodox contribution to the reflection process on «The Common Understanding and Vision of the WCC», (Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Chambésy, Geneva, 19 to 24 June 1995), WCC/Synde¬smos, Geneva/ Bia¬ly¬stok 1996. 2. Orthodoxie und Ökumene. Gemeinsam auf dem Weg zu Gerechtigkeit, Frieden und Bewahrung der Schöpfung. Mit einem Vorwort von Ulrich Duchrow, Münster/Hamburg /London 1999. 3. Εκκλησία και Εκκλησίες. Η θέση των άλλων χριστιανικών Εκκλησιών στην εκκλησιολογική αυτοσυνειδησία της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας στα πλαίσια του οικουμενικού διαλόγου, Εκδόσεις Αρμός, Αθήνα 2013, σελ. 340. 4. Limouris, G. (ed.), Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation. Insights from Orthodoxy, WCC, Geneva 1990. 5. Αναστάσιος (Γιαννουλάτος), Αρχιεπίσκοπος Τιράνων και πάσης Αλβανίας, Παγκοσμιότητα και Ορθοδοξία, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Νέα Σμύρνη 2000. 6. Νικολαΐδης, Α., Οι οικουμενικές περιπέτειες του Χριστιανισμού, εκδ. Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2007.
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