Dogmatics I.: History of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality and Symbolic Theology

Course Information
TitleΔογματική III: Ορθόδοξη Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία: συγκριτική εξέταση δογματολογικών θεμάτων στην ιστορία και το παρόν / Dogmatics I.: History of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality and Symbolic Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Kourempeles
Course ID60005506

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course745

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
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)
  • German (Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ιωάννης Κουρεμπελές, Δωσ' μου λόγο, Λόγε, Κυριακίδης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014
Additional bibliography for study
Γεώργιος Μαρτζέλος, Ιστορία της Ορθόδοξης Θεολογίας και Πνευματικότητας, Εκδόσεις ΑΠΘ
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