Upon successful completion of the course students will be able:
- 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).
- The research and study of the faith and life of Church community in its timeless path and synodal formulations of Orthodox dogma, with the Divine Economy at its center, as well as the Mystery of Christ and the soteriological consequences for creation and Man.
- Specific issues concerning Christology are presented, interpreted and discussed, on the basis of the Church Fathers and the approaches of contemporary theologians to themes related to Christ and the faith of the Church.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Specific issues concerning Christology are presented, interpreted and discussed, on the basis of the Church Fathers and the approaches of contemporary theologians to themes related to Christ and the faith of the Church.
SCHEDULE OF LECTURES:
1) The fleshless (άσαρκη) and incarnate (ένσαρκη) presence of the Logos in creation and history.
2) The purpose of the Incarnation of the Logos in the theology of recent years.
3) The dogma of Chalcedon and its interpretation in contemporary theology.
4) The Christological dogma in the life of Church.
5) The dogmatic consequences of the hypostatic union in the Church Fathers and recent written works.
6) Christ, the Theotokos and Church.
7) Christology and Anthropology: The God-Man (Theánthropos) as the measure of all things.
9) Christ in Protology, History and Eschatology. Christ, the first and the last, beginning and end .
10) The reception of Christological dogma in contemporary theological thought.
11) Christological dogma as the basis of dialogue for the questions of our epoch.
12-13) Presentation, conversation and critical examination of the essays by
Incarnation, Logos, Christological dogma, Christ, Theotokos, Church, God-Man, Theánthropos, eschata, protology, eschatology.