Introduction to Pastoral Outreach

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Ποιμαντική / Introduction to Pastoral Outreach
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Kalliakmanis
Course ID60000283

Programme of Study: UPS School of Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course534

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will know the fundamental axes on which pastoral theology is established, learn about her dimensions, understand the ecumenical dimensions of Church' sacraments, deepen on sacraments' issues, and become familiar with the therapeutic approach of Pastoral work. By their written assignments also, they look closer important primary sources of Pastoral Theology
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Course examines methodology of pastoral theology in ecclesiastical tradition as well as basic theoretical coordinates of the pastoral work. It also presents the work of Divine Economy as the basis of Pastoral Theology, the Therapeutic content of pastoral work, and the issues of Precision and Economy in church practice. It is also investigated the pastoral and ecumenical dimensions of Church sacraments, and the ecclesiological characte of Pastoral Theology. It deepens on sacraments' issues, pastoral and moral problems of marriage, and answers about the mystery of repentance. Finally, it's given a pastoral approach of death.
Pastoral Theology, Sacraments, Ecclesiology, Marriage, Death, Ethics, Divine Economy
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Students have an oral or written exams to ascertain how do they assimilate given knowledge. By written assignments they examined on how do they understand some primary pastoral texts.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Fr Vasileios Kalliakmanis, Pastoral Theology and Ecclesiology, ed. Mygdonia, Thessaloniki 2012.
Additional bibliography for study
Al. Stavropoulos, Science and Art of Pastoral Theology, ed. Armos, Thessaloniki 1997.
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