Theriomorphic understanding of the evil in the New Testament

Course Information
TitleΖωομορφικές εκδοχές του κακού στην Kαινή Διαθήκη / Theriomorphic understanding of the evil in the New Testament
Code2014
FacultyTheology
SchoolTheology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMoschos Gkoutzioudis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60004900

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

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

Registered students: 28
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600151329
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the course students are able to: a) learn all about the use of animals in biblical texts. b) record the types of biodiversity, mainly evangelical narratives, c) interpret the criteria for selecting the types of biodiversity in biblical texts d) show how different species are used, whether they are domestic or wild animals.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course surveys firstly some general features of the animals and how they are treated by the writers of the books of the New Testament and their contemporaries Jews and Gentiles in the early years of the Church. Then a more specific analysis of selected pericopes of the New Testament is presented, where some species have a dominant symbolism. They are connected with worship and work, nutrition and hygiene but mainly it is examined how they function symbolically as a means for enemy forces, which results in people avoiding any contact with them. This course focuses only on the real animals and not on the mythical ones, even if the latter are unfortunately more popular to the Christian readers of the biblical texts. It is particularly important to survey why almost all the animals, with only two exceptions, are treated by the writers of religious texts of Judaism and Christianity as symbolic manifestations of evil in the world.
Keywords
New Testament, Iterpretations, Animals
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
The use of Power Point, distance learning, movie screenings
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment200.8
Written assigments130.5
Exams30.1
Total753
Student Assessment
Description
1.Homework (Search practice on biblical and ancient Greco-Roman texts). 2.Oral exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μ. Γκουτζιούδης, Φύσις Θηρίων. Η χρήση της Ζωικής Ποικιλότητας στην Καινή Διαθήκη και στο Περιβάλλον της, εκδόσεις Μέθεξις, Θεσσαλονίκη 2013
Additional bibliography for study
Ι. Γαλάνης, Άνθρωπος και Κτίση στη Βιβλική Παράδοση, ΒΒ 44, εκδόσεις Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009
Last Update
17-05-2020