Upon successful completion of the course students will be able:
- To familiarize students with the sources, findings, usage and study of a specific secondary literature.
- Method of scientific research and authoring work in the field of Dogmatics.
- Τo be acquainted with the milestones, faculties and personalities that gave shape and expression to Orthodox dogma to date.
- A thorough examination and interpretation of specific topics of the foundations of the Christian faith, on the basis of the life and the cultural records of the Church (Christian literature and art).
• Specific topics and literature concerning scientific research and writing are presented, interpreted and discussed, together with a historic overview of Dogmatics to date
Course Content (Syllabus)
Specific topics and literature concerning scientific research and writing are presented, interpreted and discussed, together with a historic overview of Dogmatics to date.
SCHEDULE OF LECTURES:
1) Presentation and usage of electronic files from a specific bibliography of sources and reference books on topics connected with the Dogmatics of Orthodox Catholic Church.
2) Scientific methodology of design and research, as well as the searching and usage of bibliography (editions of texts and secondary literature), and indexing and authoring of work on topics of dogmatic elements (theory and practice).
3) Critical examination of the applications of theology.
4) Meaning, sources, formation and the essence of Orthodox dogma.
5) Historical overview of orthodox dogma from the beginning until 14th century with the examination of historical and spiritual factors of its formation (main milestones, faculties and personalities).
6) The scholarly reasoning of Orthodox dogma under Turkish occupation.
7-8) The Dogmatics of Orthodox Catholic Church during recent years in the contemporary Greek written works.
9-10) Critical analysis of the Greek-Orthodox manuals of Dogmatics written by Greek theologians during the 20th century, based on general principles, criteria and keys of Orthodox theology.
11) Dialogue concerning Orthodox dogma and the contemporary theological situation.
12-13) Presentation, conversation and critical examination of the essays by postgraduate students.
Scientific methodology, dogma, historical overview of orthodox dogma, Orthodox manuals of Dogmatics, dogma and the contemporary theological situation