Religious Exclusivism and the Concept of Christian Monotheism

Course Information
TitleΗ θρησκευτική αποκλειστικότητα και η έννοια του χριστιανικού μονοθεϊσμού / Religious Exclusivism and the Concept of Christian Monotheism
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIoannis Kourempeles
Course ID600000015

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

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)
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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Onto-theology is the main axis of this course. This theology values the enypostatic assembly of knowledge with experience in the open body of the Word of God as expressed in the patristic tradition and as such, it can be present today. The enypostatic incarnation of the Word of God is considered to be the center for the integration of human individualities. In the dialogue of religions, the enypostaton gets a new meaning, implying that there is no human nature that is religiously non-existent, as far as the metaphysical element in humans is inherently obvious and universally accepted. The issue of the exclusivity of monotheism is a great concern among western theologians, such as J. Ratzinger and H. Vorgrimler, who stand critically against the phenomenon of religious pluralism, in particular against the reduction of Christian completeness, as far as the person of Christ is regarded. The text of the Roman Catholic Church Dominus Jesus and its opposition to the theory of religious relativism are also examined. The comprehensive pluralism of theologizing in Orthodoxy with main reference to the open divine-human body, that embraces the whole humanity called, is the meeting point of religiosity with en-christianized theology. This genuine paradoxical theology, that is examined in this course, sets as a reference point to the affectation of humanity by the en-naturalized (in it) God-man, which remains even today the most beneficial universal mystery. Finally, the proposal of the course could be concentrated on the fact that the holy spiritual ontology of patristic theology is sought after by contemporary religiosity too, as far as the believers continuously manage, in a heroic way, their co-enypostatic concurrence in the catholic place of ecumenical God-humanity and not the division and lack of freedom of man and their world.
Theology, Religion, Absolutization, Relativization
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, Θεολογία και Θρησκεία εν μέσω απολυτοποίησης και σχετικοποίησης, Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014
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