Christianity, Political Economy and Social State.

Course Information
TitleΧριστιανισμός, Πολιτική Οικονομία και Κράτος Πρόνοιας. / Christianity, Political Economy and Social State.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Kotsiopoulos
Course ID600015781

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Biblical, Patriarchal, Hagiological and Religious StudiesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization3210
History, Doctrine, Philosophy and ArcheologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization3210
Applied TheologyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)3210

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The lesson's lesson attempts to prove the influence of the religious phenomenon in the economic sphere, with particular reference to Orthodoxy and Protestantism.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Religion and Political Economy. 2. Christianity and Welfare State. 3. Political Economy and Three Hierarchs. 4. The modern dimension of the social teaching of St. Gregory of Nyssa. 5. Work at Agios Nikodimos the Mount Athos. 6. Globalization and Political Economy. 7. Economy, Culture and Consumer Crisis. 8. Sociological view of the Union of Ambelakia. 9. Community and economic life of Hellenism in the Ottoman domination. 10. Social Economy and Christianity. 11. Protestant Ethics and Capitalism. 12. The social care of the Church. 13. The Byzantine Welfare State and its modern influences.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment60
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50
Written assigments60
Student Assessment
Students undertake to prepare a scientific paper that is evaluated verbally at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Κωνσταντίνος Κωτσιόπουλος, Θρησκεία και Πολιτική, εκδ. Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018. 2. Κοινωνιολογία του Χριστιανισμού, εκδ. Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017. 3. M. Weber, Προτεσταντική Ηθική και το πνεύμα του Καπιταλισμού, εκδ. Gutemberg, Αθήνα. 4. π. Κορλίρε, Φιλοσοφία της Πολιτικής Οικονομίας, εκδ. Γνώση, Αθήνα 1991. 5. Φ. Δραγούμης, Η ηθική πίσω από την κρίση, εκδ. Άγρα, Αθήνα 2013. 6. Κόντ - Σπουβίλ Αντρέ, Είναι ηθικός ο καπιταλισμός;, εκδ. Κέδρος, Αθήνα 2015. 6. Β. Φίλιας, Κοινωνιολογία της Οικονομίας, εκδ. Gutemberg, Αθήνα 1994.
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