New Testament IV: New Testament Theology

Course Information
TitleΚαινή Δαιθήκη IV: Θεολογία της Καινής Διαθήκης / New Testament IV: New Testament Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVasileios Tzerpos
Course ID60005509

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course845

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
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)
Required Courses
  • 101 Ancient Greek
  • 104 Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew Language
  • 201 Interpretation of the historical books of the old Testament from the Septuagint Text
  • 301 Interpretation of Interpretation of the Poetical and Prophetical Books of the Old Testament from the Septuagint Text
  • 502 Dogmatics A. The History of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality
  • 604 Sociology of Christianity
  • 605 Interreligious Dialogue
  • 606 The Ecumenical Movement
  • 706 Old Testament Theology
  • 1712 Interpretation and Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews
  • 1718 New Testament and Archaeology
  • 106 Introduction to the Study and the Methodology of Theology
  • 107 New Testament I: Introduction, History and Culture of the New Testament period
  • 406 New Testament II: Interpretation of the Gospels
  • 506 New Testament III: Interpretation of the New Testament Epistles
  • 708 Dogmatics C. Symbolic Theology
  • 806 New Testament IV: New Testament Theology
  • 2101 Gender-Religion-Culture
  • 2105 Poverty and Affluence in Consumer Society
  • 2109 Theological issues from the epistles of the New Testament (The Apostles Peter and Paul in the canonical and non canonical chrisrtian texts)
  • 2111 Theological issues from the teaching of Jesus Christ (The historical Jesus in the canonical and non canonical christian texts)
  • 2116 Kingship in biblical Israel
  • 2124 Orthodoxy and Protestantism (17th century)
General Prerequisites
The course requires knowledge in introduction, interpretation and theology of the Old Testament, in the introduction and interpretation of the New Testament, in the Dogmatic and History of Dogma and in Ethic
Learning Outcomes
Students and students are expected to: To learn the basic features and content of the Theology of the New Testament Learn to investigate scientifically the various aspects of Theology of the New Testament To learn to investigate interdisciplinary theological themes of the New Testament To learn to link the New Testament Theology issues with the postmodern era and to promote dialogue between Christians
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims to enable students to: • to lern about Theology of the New Testament and its themes. • familiarize themselves with the scientific methods used to approache the Theology of the New Testament. • come into contact with the above topics and watch the configuration of the primitive Christianity. • relate and compare the teachings of the early church with the positions of the various Churches today (postmodernity). • to bring all people together with the help of the Theology of the New Testament (ecumenical movement).
Theology, Bible, New Testament, ecumenical movement, postmodernity
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ατματζίδης, X., Θεολογία της Καινής Διαθήκης, εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014. 2. Lohse, E., Επίτομη Θεολογία της Καινής Διαθήκης, μετάφραση Σ. Αγουρίδης, εκδόσεις Άρτος Ζωής, Αθήνα 2002.
Additional bibliography for study
Πηγές 1. Migne, Patrologia cursus completus. Serie Greca, Paris. 2. Novum Testamentum Grace (Nestle-Aland), Stuttgart 271995. 3. Septuaginta, έκδ. A. Rahlfs, Stuttgart 1935. Βοηθήματα 1. Hahn, F., Theologie des Neuen Testaments, τ. 1-2, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2002. 2. Matera, F. J., New Testament Theology. Exploring Diversity and Unity, Louisville, London 2007. 3. Schnelle, U., Theologie des Neuen Testaments, Göttingen 2007.
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