Orthodoxy and Protestantism (17th century)

Course Information
TitleΟρθοδοξία και Προτεσταντισμός (17ος αιώνας) / Orthodoxy and Protestantism (17th century)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Kourempeles
Course ID600000010

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
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
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Dealing with the dialectical behavior of Metrophanes Kritopoulos (1589-1639) during his stay in Western Europe (England, Germany, Italy) functions mainly as the trip to discover the east of the Western and the west of the Eastern part of Europe made by a great Greek man from Veroia town at the beginning of the 17th century, who used the outcome of this experience during his minister as Patriarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. Now we examine this period of exploration of the relationship between Orthodoxy and Protestantism in the light of modern research. During the tenure of Cyril Loukaris in Constantinople, Kritopoulos worked towards the meeting and further knowledge of the Christian confessions of Western Europe and theologically presented the orthodox theology and tradition there. Indeed, Metrophanes opted for main issues of the Orthodox faith with dialectical perspective, linking the theological dialogue with the Orthodox theological reason. During this research it is considered that his interactive effort does not lean towards association or confusion with other denominations and Christian traditions. So doctrinal elements of his work, that were previously misunderstood are now clarified and viewed in contemporary theological reflection.
Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Metrophanes, Kritopoulos, 17th. century
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.6
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ιωάννης Κουρεμπελές, Τίποτα ενάντια στη συνείδηση: Ο Μητροφάνης Κριτόπουλος σε θεολογικό διάλογο και η δογματική σημασία της ομολογίας του, Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2015
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