- to know the historical, social, and cultural significance of the Christian traditions,
- to understand critically the interaction between the Orthodox Tradition, other Christian denominations and society both historically and in the contemporary world
-to understand and evaluate new and developing forms of Christian belief and practice with ecumenical spirit and reconciliation
- to know the ways in which main Christian denominations are structured and regulated,
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the way in which the Church institutions of the main Christian confessions can contribute to the ecumenical approach. Relevant texts of the WCC are analyzed comparatively on issues as the synodical system, the role of the bishop, the position of the clergy and the laity, the attitude towards the political power. Moreover. The course deals with the attitude of the Orthodox towards their partners in dialogue and ecumenical contacts. In this context will be studied in working groups the official statements of the Orthodox Churches during the ecumenical movement of the last century in order to determine the position of other Christian Churches in the ecclesiological consciousness of the Orthodox Church the attitude of the Orthodox towards their partners.
Church, Ecumenical dialogue, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical Law
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Παπαστάθης Χ., Παπαθωμάς Γ., Πολιτεία, Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία και Θρησκεύματα στην Ελλάδα, εκδ. Επέκταση, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006. Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 34787.
2) Στυλιανός Τσομπανίδης, Εκκλησία Εκκλησίες, Αρμός, 2013. Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 41963318
Additional bibliography for study
Marc Reuver, Faith and law : juridical perspectives for the ecumenical movement, Genève : WCC Publications, 2000.
Norman Doe, Christian Law, Contemporary Principles, Cambridge, 2013