Religion and politics

Course Information
TitleΘΡΗΣΚΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ / Religion and politics
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAchilleas Papatolios
Course ID600000566

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

Registered students: 42
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the teaching of the 13 teaching units of the course: - Attempts are being made to introduce students to issues related to Religion and Politics, with the main one being Dialogue but the clash of Cultures and Religions. - To be able to analyze the two terms Religion and Politics, as well as their derivatives. - To be able to elaborate the ways of application of the above two concepts in society over time, and to compare them with each other, ie to find out which converge and which differ.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The modules are structured as follows: 1. Religion and Fundamentalism. 2. Theocracy and freedom. 3. Statehood and Democracy. 4. Dialogue of Cultures and Religions. 5. Conflict of Cultures and Religions. 6. Tolerance and Rebellion. 7. Religious freedom and parity of religions. 8. Church-State Relations. 9. Neutrhythrous State and Poles. 10. Predominant Religion and Politics. 11. Christianity and Politics. 12. Ecumenical Patriarchate and Europe. 13. Globalization and Religions.
religion, politics, fundamentalism
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.6
Written assigments461.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κωνσταντίνος Κωτσιόπουλος, Θρησκεία και Πολιτική εξ επόψεως Κοινωνιολογίας του Χριστιανισμού, εκδ. Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018.
Additional bibliography for study
Σταύρος Ζουμπουλάκης, Θρησκεία και Πολιτική, εκδ. Θρησκευτικό, Εκπαιδευτικό και Φιλανθρωπικό Λυμπερούλειο Ίδρυμα "Άρτος Ζωής", Αθήνα 2016.
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