Marriage and Family. Ethical and Social Approach.

Course Information
TitleΓάμος και Οικογένεια. Ηθική και Κοινωνιολογική θεώρηση. / Marriage and Family. Ethical and Social Approach.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorMiltiadis Vantsos
Course ID600015752

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 14
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Biblical, Patriarchal, Hagiological and Religious StudiesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization1110
History, Doctrine, Philosophy and ArcheologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization1110
Applied TheologyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)1110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand the theological approach to marriage and family as institutions which promote the spiritual and social life of man and contribute to the children's development and education. Moreover, students will become familiar with modern ethical and social consideration concerning several alternative forms of marriage and family.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
1. Marriage and family in the Bible 2. Marriage and family in the patristic tradition 3. The Model of the Family in Modern Society. 4. Family and social cohesion. 5. Fertility and infertility in marriage. 6. Assisted reproduction 7. Psychosocial functioning of the Family. 8. The Effects of Globalization on the Family. 9. Family violence. 10. Family and elderly. 11. Alternative forms of Family, Tradition and Modern Society. 12. Parsonic Family and Socialisation. 13. The positions of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church on marriage and family
marriage, family, ethics, society, socialisation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment78
Written assigments100
Student Assessment
Written assignment and presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Βάντσος Χρήστος, Επιστήμη του γάμου, εκδ. Αϊβάζης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004. 2. Βάντσος Χρήστος, Ο γάμος και η προετοιμασία αυτού εξ επόψεως Ορθοδόξου Ποιμαντικής. Συμβολή εις την Ποιμαντικήν Θεολογίαν και Ψυχολογίαν, Αθήνα 1977. 3. Καλλιακμάνης Βασίλειος, Γαμος και οικογενειακή ζωή, εκδ. Αποστολική Διακονία, Αθήνα 2015. 4. Ζήσης Θεόδωρος, Τέχνη παρθενίας: γάμος και αγαμία εις τα περί παρθενίας πατερικά έργα, εκδ. Βρυέννιος, Θεσσαλονίκη 1997. 5. Ο Γάμος στην Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία: [πρακτικά Δ' Πανελλήνιου Λειτουργικού Συμποσίου], Έκδοσις του Κλάδου Εκδόσεων της Επικοινωνικής και Μορφωτικής Υπηρεσίας της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, Αθήνα 2004. 6. Η Οικογένεια: Παύλεια θεολογία και σύγχρονη θεώρηση: πρακτικά Διεθνούς Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου (Βέροια, 25-28 Ιουνίου 2009), Ιερά Μητρόπολις Βεροίας, Ναούσης και Καμπανίας, Βέροια 2009. 7. Α. Μισέλ, Κοινωνιολογία της Οικογένειας και του Γάμου, εκδ. Gutemberg, Αθήνα 2000. 8. Γιουσαφάτ, "Μερικές σκέψεις για τη μοντέρνα Οικογένεια και το μέλλον της", στο Οικογένεια σε κρίση, Μ. Κοκκίνου (επιμ.), εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 2012, σσ. 25-44. 9. J. Dechaux, Η Κοινωνιολογία της Οικογένειας, εκδ. Πολύτροπον, Αθήνα 2008.
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