Church and contemporary world

Course Information
TitleΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΟΣ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ (ΣΕΜΙΝΑΡΙΟ) / Church and contemporary world
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAthanasios Gkikas
Course ID600000543

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Τhere are no prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
–get into various aspects of theology in relation to ecclesiastical and social life –are skilled to be in dialogue with the society –can handle issues of evolution in the administrative, social and spiritual realm of the daily life of believers –face problematic situations in the context of social –improve the ability of counseling to various social groups
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • 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
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Pastoral healing Pastoral opinion of Saint Nikodimos the Athonite on his book «Συμβουλευτικόν Εγχειρίδιον»and the contemporary pastoral reality Church and charismatic pastoral ministry Dependencies: one approach The use of chemicals. Ecological ethics The dignity of man. Concept, content and evaluation in terms of Christian ethics The Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church. The path to vision The woman in public worship of God Confession: the mystery of law and grace The prominent status of parish priests as religious practitioners The status of ΓΟΧ ( in the Greek state. Legal representation Orthodoxy and International Relations Family, multiculturalism and postmodernism
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power Point e–mails
Course Organization
Reading Assigment321.3
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities381.5
Student Assessment
written exams on the taught topics
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μιλτιάδης Βάντσος, Θεόδωρος Γιάγκου, Γεώργιος Γκαβαρδίνας, πρωτ. Αθανάσιος Γκίκας, Κωνσταντίνος Κωτσιόπουλος, Δημήτριος Νικολακάκης, Θεολογία και Σύγχρονος Κόσμος, εκδ. Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη, 200
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