The Christological Dogma during thw 5th century

Course Information
TitleΤο Χριστολογικό Δόγμα κατά τον 5ο αιώνα / The Christological Dogma during thw 5th century
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Georgopoulos
Course ID600018266

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This courses can guide the students to: -analyse basical theological textes of the ancient christian litterature -to comparise textes of different theological orientation -recherche the solioculturals causes that provocate the emergence of the ancient heresies -explain the criteria of the Church about the theological responses to heresies -develope theological arguments to explain the christian faith
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The Christological doctrine is not applied autonomously in Church’s life, but it is fundamentally associated with the notions of Triadology and Salvation. As a result, the 3rd and 4th Ecumenical Councils, through which the Church set forth its Christological teaching, constitute a direct, natural outcome of the 1st and 2nd Councils, which formulated the doctrine about the Holy Trinity as it was adopted in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed. Christological issues discussed in previous Councils, are still in debate within the next Councils and even reach the present day, where the Church is called to face the survival of neo-arianism and neo-nestorianism, as well as the distortions in contemporary heretical movements. Structure: 1. The Christological doctrine between the 1st and the 3rd century. 2. The Christological doctrine during the 4th century. 3. Various Christological statements before the 3rd Ecumenical Council. 4. The historical and doctrinal context within the 3rd Ecumenical Council. 5. The teaching of Nestorius. 6. Saint Cyril of Alexandria and the confrontation of nestorianism. 7. From the 3rd to the 4th Ecumenical Council A’. 8. From the 3rd to the 4th Ecumenical Council Β’: Monophysitism. 9. The 4th Ecumenical Council and the Chalcedonian Definition. 10. Theological development and continuation of the Christological doctrine. 11. The Protestant Kenotic Christology during the 19th century. 12. The Protestant critique about the 4th Ecumenical Council. (Distinctive examples). 13. Nestorian revivals within the Greek Protestant ground during the 20th century.
Nestorianism, Kenotic Christology, 4th Ecumenical Council, Cyrill of Alexadreia
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact via e-mail with the students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment602.4
Student Assessment
Oral exams or written assignent(100% of the final grande)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δέσπω Αθ. Λιάλιου, Ερμηνεία των Δογματικών και Συμβολικών Κειμένων της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας. Τόμος Β᾽. Ερμηνεία της Εκθέσεως των Διαλλαγών, των Β᾽ και Γ᾽Επιστολών του αγ. Κυρίλλου προς Νεστόριο και συναφών ι. κανόνων της Γ᾽ Οικουμενικής Συνόδου, Εκδόσεις Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017.
Additional bibliography for study
1).Ν.ΜΑΤΣΟΥΚΑ, Ορθοδοξία και αίρεση στους εκκλησιαστικούς ιστορικούς του Δ΄, Ε΄ΣΤ΄αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017.2)Γ.ΜΑΡΤΖΕΛΟΥ, Γένεση και Πηγές του όρου της Χαλκηδόνας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1986. 3) Ι.ΚΟΥΡΕΜΠΕΛΕ, Νεοχαλκηδονισμός.Δογματικό σημείο διαίρεσης; ,Θεσσαλονίκη 2003.4)A.GRILLMEIER, Jesus Christus im Glauben der Kirche, Band 2/1, Freiburg 1990.5)W.D.HAUSCHILD, Lehrbuch der Kirchen und Dognengeschichte, Band 2, Gutersloh 1999.6)J.PELICAN, The Christian Tradition.A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol.5, Chicago 1991.
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