Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios Gkikas
Course ID60001335

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
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)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will: - know the particular aspects of the subject being taught - can tailor actions to approach the issue - are aware of the reporting structures of the issue - have the ability to manage problems related to the issue - follow in practice the experience of research and literature
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
For each academic year, the course includes two different subjects from the following list: Parish life (the pastoral view of mysteries). Marriage and family. Pastoral theology for addicts, immigrants, people with disabilities, patients. The relationship between Pastoral and bioethical issues. Pilgrimage Tourism etc. For the current academic year (2018-19) the following subject will be discussed: The pastoral approach to homosexuality. 1. Introduction: Content and aim of the subject. Modernization of the pastoral work. Relationship of pastoral theology and the modern world. 2. Definitions, concepts and content of the issue of homosexuality. 3. Ιntertemporal course of the issue. Ancient civilizations of the Near East, Ancient Greece, Rome, Byzantine Empire and recent years. 4. Love - pederasty - female homosexuality. 5. Biblical references and patristic views. 6. Psycho-social approaches of the phenomenon. 7. Theology - otherness - sex. 8. Theology - Christian anthropology. 9. Pastoral care and help. 10. Homosexuality - marriage. 11. Covenant of living together and adoption. 12.Alternative forms of family rehabilitation of children (adoption / instigation) by homosexual couples. 13. The gender identity in the law.
gender, homosexuality, pastoral ministry, homophobia, marriage, adoption
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
power point e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities200.8
Student Assessment
Oral exams, where students participate in groups, which are related to the course's literature, counts positively for the final grade. Students, who are not able to attend lectures for a reason, they will be required to submit work-related work for final evaluation
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αθανασίου Γκίκα, πρωτοπρεσβυτέρου, Ομοφυλοφιλία. Μία σύγχρονη ποιμαντική πρόκληση, εκδ. Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2016
Additional bibliography for study
1. Πιτσάκη Κωνσταντίνου, «Η θέση των ομοφυλοφίλων στη Βυζαντινή κοινωνία», στα Πρακτικά Ημερίδας,Οι περιθωριακοί στο Βυζάντιο, Ίδρυμα Γουλανδρή -Χορν, Αθήνα 1993, σσ.171-269. 2. Σταυρόπουλου Αλέξανδρου, Ποιμαντική Γάμου, οικογένειας και ισότητας των δύο φύλων, Ποιμαντική Θεολογία, Αθήνα 2004. 3. Καραγκούνη Χρήστου, Ομοφυλοφιλία, Αθήνα 2005 4. Συκουτρή, Πλάτωνος Συμπόσιον,κείμενον, μετάφρασις, και ερμηνεία, Σειρά Ακαδημία Αθηνών - Ελληνική Βιβλιοθήκη, εκδ. Κολλάρος και σια, Αθήναι 1949 5. Dover K.J, Greek Homosexuality,Harvard University Press,1989. Martti Nissinen, Homoeroticism in Biblical world, A historical Perspective, Minneapolis 1998 Μάρκος- Αντώνιος Κόστα Ντε Μπογκάρ, Πειρασμός και τραύμα, Εν πλω, Αθήνα 2014 Συλλογικός τόμος, Βιοηθικοί Προβληματισμοί, Διάλογος Φιλοσοφική Βιβλιοθήκη/Μελέτες 23, Επιμέλεια Μ. Κανελλοπούλου-Μπότη, Φ. Παναγοπούλου-Κουτνατζή, εκδ. Παπαζήση, Αθήνα 2014 Βασιλείου Θερμού, πρωτοπρεσβυτέρου, Έλξη και Πάθος, Μία διεπιστημονική προσέγγιση της Ομοφυλοφιλίας, Εν Πλώ, Αθήνα 2016
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