Religious Cosmology and Geology

Course Information
TitleΘρησκευτική Κοσμολογία και Γεωλογία / Religious Cosmology and Geology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEleni Antonopoulou
Course ID600014281

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

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to familiarize the student with the explanations that were given by various religions regarding the origins of the universe as well as certain geological phenomena. Additionally, through creation stories, major geological phenomena will be identified and explained. Finally, emphasis will be given on the Hexaemeron of St. Basil the Great. Course outline: 1. Geology – scope, history, religion 2. Geological features in religious cosmogonies 3. St. Basil’s the Great Hexaemeron 4. The Heaven and the Earth 5. The creation of light 6. The gathering of the waters 7. The creation of stars 8. The creation of plants and animals 9. Religious cosmogony and geology: Earthquakes 10. Religious cosmogony and geology: Flood 11. Religious cosmogony and geology: The age of the Earth 12. Presentation of term papers 13. Presentation of term papers
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μ.Δ. Δερμιτζάκης (2007): Γεωλογικές προσεγγίσεις στην Εξαήμερο του Μεγάλου Βασιλείου. Εκδόσεις Αρμός.
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