INTERPRETATION OF DOGMATIC AND SYMBOLIC TEXTS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH I

Course Information
TitleΕΡΜΗΝΕΙΑ ΔΟΓΜΑΤΙΚΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΜΒΟΛΙΚΩΝ ΚΕΙΜΕΝΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ Ι / INTERPRETATION OF DOGMATIC AND SYMBOLIC TEXTS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH I
CodeΥΕ04
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Tsigkos
CommonYes
StatusInactive
Course ID60005071

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 27
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
600126148
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Good knowledge of ecclesiastical history and social context of the first four centuries, of interpretative data of Scripture and relations between Judaism and Christianity. Appropriate knowledge of the dialogue between the Church Fathers and philosophers, especially of Neoplatonism.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to examine: 1. historical and theological texts of the first four centuries AD, 2. to investigate the background of the formation of Christianity, 3. to interpret the dialogue of the Orthodox Church with the philosophy and the social environment, in which stood the Byzantine civic institutions 4. to have theological arguments in the inter-Christian dialogue.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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)
Systematic interpretation of the dogmatic and symbolic texts of the Orthodox Church of the first three Ecumenical Councils, i.e. interpretation of the Creeds (symbols), the Exposition of the Reconciliations in 433 and the canons of dogmatic interest of the first three Ecumenical Councils. Outline of Lectures (Syllabus): 1. The importance of the Bible as a description of sacred events. 2. Revelation and interpretation. 3. Doctrine, natural symbol, parabolic and figurative meaning of the sacred texts. 4. From the Bible to the apostolic baptismal forms of Faith. -Early baptismal creeds and liturgical practice. 5. From baptismal Creeds to the synodical Symbols. 6. Causes and process of the Synod of Nicaea (A Ecumanical) - Arian formalities. 7-9. Analysis of the Creed of Nicaea. 10-11. Causes and process of the Synod of Constantinople (Second Ecumenical). - Dogmatic Themes. 12. The sacred canons of doctrinal interest of the Ecumenical Councils of Nicaea - Constantinople. 13. The origins of Christological forms and the convocation of the Third Ecumenical Council in Ephesus.
Keywords
Dogma, Creeds, Symbols of christian faith, Ecumenical Councils
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures702.8
Reading Assigment50.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50.2
Exams200.8
Total1004
Student Assessment
Description
Scientific work and presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • English
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Καρμίρη Ι., Τα Δογματικά και Συμβολικά Μνημεία της Ορθοδόξου Καθολικής Εκκλησίας, τ. 1. εν Αθήναις 1960. Γιαννόπουλου Β., Ιστορία και Θεολογία των Οικουμενικών Συνόδων, εκδ. Έννοια, Αθήνα 2014
Additional bibliography for study
Τσίγκου Β., Δογματική της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017. Ρωμανίδη Ι., Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία της Ορθοδόξου Καθολικής Εκκλησίας, τόμ. Α΄, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004. Ματσούκα Ν., Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία, τόμ. Α´, Β′ και Γ´, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005, 2009. Ματσούκα Ν., Ορθοδοξία και Αίρεση στους εκκλησιαστικούς συγγραφείς του Δ´, Ε´, ΣΤ´αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη 1992. Λιάλιου Δ., Ερμηνεία Δογματικών και Συμβολικών κειμένων της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, τόμ. Α′, εκδ. Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2016. Σκουτέρη Κ. Β., Ιστορία Δογμάτων. Τόμ. Α´-Β´, Εκδ. Επιμέλεια Διαφημηστική Α. Ε., Αθήνα 1998, 2004. Παπαρνάκη Α., Η επίκληση του Ονόματος του Θεού στην Παλαιά Διαθήκη, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006. Lossky V., Η Μυστική Θεολογία της Ανατολικής Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1991. Πουλή Γ., Νομοθετικά κείμενα Εκκλησιαστικού Δικαίου, εκδ. Θεσσαλονίκη 2007. Μητρ. Τυρολόης και Σερεντίου Παντελεήμονος Ροδόπουλου, Επιτομή Κανονικού Δικαίου, εκδ. Μυγδονία, Καλοχώρι Θεσσαλονίκης 2005. Bobrinskoy B., Le Mystère de la Trinité, Paris 1986. Danielou J., Histoire des Doctrines Chretiennes avant Nicée, 2 Vol., Paris 1958-1961. Hanson R. P. C., The Search of the Christian Doctrine of God, Edinburg 1988. Kelly J., Early Christian Doctrines, London 1968. Wolfson H., The Philosophy of the Greek Fathers. Vol. 1: Faith, Trinity, Incarnation, Cambridge 1970.
Last Update
07-09-2018