Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEleni Antonopoulou
Course ID60005188

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand the modern ethical approaches on basic issues of Ecological Ethics and το deepen to the ethical consideration from the point of view of Christian Ethics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course, we will focus on the contemporary models of environmental ethics, which aim in dealing with the ever increasing number and size of the current environmental issues. We will also take a quick look on the way Christian ethics can help tackle the ecological crisis. Students will have the opportunity to see how all these apply in practice. 1. Current environmental issues – causes 2. Introduction - Main concepts in environmental ethics 3. Anthropocentric ethics 4. Biocentric and Ecocentric ethics 5. Deep ecology 6. Ecofeminism - Social ecology 7. Sustainable development - the rights of future generations 8. Environmental economics 9. Orthodox Christian tradition 10. The Ecumenical Patriarchate 11. Other religions 12. Paper presentation 13. Paper presentation
Christianity, environment, anthropocentric, sin, ethics, ecology
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
Course Organization
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
Written assignment and presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Α. Γεωργόπουλος, Περιβαλλοντική ηθική, εκδ. Gutenberg, Αθήνα 2002.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Χατζηνικολάου Νικολάου (Μητρ. Μεσογαίας και Λαυρεωτικής), Ελεύθεροι από το γονιδίωμα. Προσεγγίσεις ορθόδοξης Βιοηθικής, Αθήνα 2002. 2. Ιωάννη Ζηζιούλα (Μητρ. Περγάμου), Η κτίση ως ευχαριστία : θεολογική προσέγγιση στο πρόβλημα της οικολογίας, Αθήνα 1992. 3. Ανέστη Κεσελόπουλου, Ανθρώπος και φυσικό περιβάλλον : σπουδή στον Αγιον Συμεών το Νέο Θεολόγο, Θεσσαλονίκη 1989. 4. Γεωργίου Μαντζαρίδη, Χριστιανική Ηθική Ι: Εισαγωγή - Γενικές άρχές - Σύγχρονη προβληματική, Θεσσαλονίκη 2002. 6. Γεωργίου Μαντζαρίδη, Η εμπειρική θεολογία στην οικολογία και πολιτική, Θεσσαλονίκη 1994. 7. Singer, Peter, Practical Ethics, εκδ. Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom 1999. 8. Armstrong Susan (ed.), The animal ethics reader, London - New York 2003. 9. Jame Schaefer, Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics, Georgetown University Press 2009. 10. Jonathan Morris, The ethics of biotechnology, New York 2006. 11. Βαρθολομαίος Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης, Μηνύματα και Ομιλίαι δια το Περιβάλλον, Εκδόσεις Σταμούλη, Αθήνα 2002.
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