Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of the introduction to dogmatic science is the systematic examination of theological and ecclesiastical evidence which reflect the faith of the Church in human salvation. The heresies are examined in the frame that they motivate Church writers to express and describe this faith that is examined in its Biblical roots and opposes any threat that may offend the experience of man's salvation as a universal fact in God. The course goes beyond a mere juxtaposition of elements, and acts as a systematic interconnection of historic events of theological significance, that lead to the morphological development of dogmas. The history of dogmas introduces us to the sociopolitical factors and the human daily life historically in order to understand the divisions in the political and social level to the extent that they made Theology an Instrument (or were used as instruments by Theology). The Christian theological image has not remained integrated over the centuries. It has been broken into pieces. Orthodox theology, however, seems to retain the whole Christ, the whole God and the whole man through the Ecumenical Councils. It would be contradictory to seek the lived expression of ecclesiastical tradition without trying to connect it with the need of modern times and modern theology. So we attempt to make this link in the form of a dialogue with the modern and contemporary theological currents, too.
History of Dogmas, Heresy, Concils, Symbolic Theology