Contemporary Christian Sects C

Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVasileios Georgopoulos
Course ID60005124

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
COREElective Courses3210
Dogmatics and Symbolic TheologyCompulsory Course3210

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
A. Latest heretic Eschatology.Teaching and refutation on the basis of tradition and doctrines of the Orthodox Church. The course is organized in the following thirteen thematic areas: i. The ancient Millennialism ii. The Millennialism in West Middle Ages. iii. The Protestant Eschatology and the Millennialistic beliefs in the years of Reformation iv. The Eschatology according to the Seventh Day Adventism v. The Eschatology according to the Jehovah’s Witnesses (I) vi. The Eschatology according to the Jehovah’s Witnesses (II) vii. Millennialism, pre-Millennialism, post-Millennialism (I) viii. Millennialism, pre-Millennialism, post-Millennialism (II) ix. The Dispensationalism x. The Dispensationalism and the Pentecostal movement xi. Heretic Eschatology doctrines in Greece xii. Critisism on the Eschatologic doctrines in light of the Orthodox doctrine (I) xiii. Critisism on the Eschatologic doctrines in light of the Orthodox doctrine (II)
heretic Eschatology, Millennialism, pre-Millennialism, post-Millennialism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1.Πρωτ. Αντ. Αλεβιζόπουλου, Εγχειρίδιο Αιρέσεων και Παραχριστιανικών ομάδων, εκδ. Διάλογος - ΠΕΓ, Αθήνα 1994. 2)Ανδρεα Θεοδώρου, Ἡ περΊ Χιλιασμοῦ δοξασία ἐν τῇ Ἀρχαία Ἐκκλησία, Ἐν Ἀθήναις 1962. 3).Emannuel Hirsch, Hilfsbuch zum Studium der Dogmatik,Berlin 19644 4)Charles C.Rulie, Dispensationalism, Chicago 1995. 5)Kurt Hutten, Seher- Grübler- Enthusiasten, Stuttgart 196610 6) Antony Hoekema, The Four Major Cults, The Paternoster Press, Grand Rapids 1963 7) Gordon Melton, Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America, Revised and Updaten Edition, Carland Publishing, Inc. New York & London 1992 8) R. Hempelmann u.a. (Hrsg) Panorama der neuen Religiosität, Gütersloh 20052 9) H. Krech - M. Kleininger (Hrsg), Handbuch Religiöse Gemeinschaftern und Weltanschauungen, Gütersloh 20066 10) H. Baer - H. Gasper - J. Müller - J. Sinabell (Hrsg), Lexikon neureligiöser Gruppen Szenen und Weltanschauungen, Herder, Freiburg - Basel - Wien 2005. 11) Πρωτ.Βασ. Γεωργόπουλου, Η Εσχατολογία των Αντβεντιστών της Εβδόμης Η μέρας, Θεσσα -λονικη 2012
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