The role of the woman in the Orthodox Church

Course Information
TitleΗ παρουσία της γυναίκας στην Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία / The role of the woman in the Orthodox Church
Code2214
FacultyTheology
SchoolTheology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorThomai Chouvarda
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600015297

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: 52
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600151342
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
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: approach the course and position of women in the Church and history, present specific figures and ways of women's presence, make use of the relevant sources of Christian literature and bibliography with a critical look, analyze and interpret the female presence based on Christian teaching and in relation to the historical and social context follow over time and evaluate the presence of women in the Church.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
The course examines the position of women in the history of the Church. It analyzes critically the impact of women's presence in the Church life through a variety of roles, such as the deaconess, virgin, widow etc. The course aims to illuminate the status of women and its treatment from the Church based on the sources of christian literature.
Keywords
Church, woman, gender, christian literature
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Course's presentations will be offered as a powerpoint form. Multimedia material will be used. Updates and additional bibliographical material will be posted on elearning.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment150.6
Written assigments190.8
Exams20.1
Total753
Student Assessment
Description
Submission of a paper during the course. Oral examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θ.Α. Χουβαρδά, Η γυναίκα στην πρωτοχριστιανική Εκκλησία. Η περίπτωση της χριστιανικής χηρείας, εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018 [77119141]
Additional bibliography for study
PG - Patrologia Graeca Τσάμης Δημήτριος, Μητερικόν. Διηγήσεις και Βίοι των Αγίων Μητέρων της ερήμου, Ασκητριών και Οσίων Γυναικών της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, τ. Α΄, Β΄, Γ΄, Δ΄, Ε΄, ΣΤ΄, Θεσσαλονίκη 1991-2002. Ευδοκίμωφ Παύλος, Η γυναίκα και η σωτηρία του κόσμου, μτφρ. Ν. Ματσούκα, Θεσσαλονίκη 1992. Behr-Sigel Elizabeth, Το λειτούργημα της γυναίκας στην Εκκλησία (μτφρ. Καίτη Χιωτέλλη), Αθήνα, ά.χ. Karidoyanes-FitzGerald Kyriaki (ed.), Orthodox Women Speak. Discerning the ‘Signs of the Times’, WCC Publications, Geneva 1999.
Last Update
02-06-2020