Introduction to the Study and the Methodology of Theology

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη σπουδή και τη μεθοδολογία της Θεολογίας / Introduction to the Study and the Methodology of Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorPanagiotis Yfantis
Course ID60005500

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
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 (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students who have attended the course are able to know the evolution of the encyclical education of Ancient Greece to Higher Education and the foundation of the Universities of Western Europe within the context of the Roman Catholic Church to deal with the problem of Theology as a field of scientific research to learn about the double methodology of the Greek fathers of the Church (experimental and academic theology to be familiar with the conservative and the dynamic approach of the Tradition to realize the role of Theology in the academic and social multicultural context to be able to write essays
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The meaning of Encyclopedia of Theology and Introduction to Theology. The meaning of Theology according to the philosophical thought and the Christian writers of early Christian centuries. The education in the Greek speaking East and Latin speaking West and the teaching of Theology until the 15th century. The emergence of studium generale and the first European universities.Scholasticism and its encounter with the double methodology of the East theological thought. The study of Theology in the modern universities and in Greece.
methodology, research, empirical / academicTheology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
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 Assigment200.8
Student Assessment
written exam at the end of semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Δήμητρα Α. Κούκουρα, Η Σπουδή στη Θεολογία, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2016. 2. Δήμητρα Α. Κούκουρα, Εισαγωγή στη σπουδή της Θεολογίας, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2013.
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