Subjects of Ecclesiology

Course Information
TitleΘέματα Εκκλησιολογίας / Subjects of Ecclesiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGrigorios Liantas
Course ID600019345

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: - distinguish the basic characteristics of qualitative research and understand its role in the ecumenical movement. - analyze and edit text modern ecclesiological reflection. - realize the contemporary ecumenical dialogue and ecclesiological reflection and may be placed over him. - evaluate critical issues of concern the Christian churches, especially the Orthodox Church in the modern ecumenical ecclesiological dialogue. -distinguish the requirements for proper inter-Christian relations.
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 course explores the theological and ecclesiological prerequisites of the ecumenical movement. Based on the latest developments in the contemporary ecumenical dialogue and ecclesiological reflection, the interest of the course focuses on the examination and analysis of the position of the 'other' Confessions and Churches on the Orthodox self-consciousness, which is one of the most sensitive issues of the ecumenical movement and the theological dialogues and affects how they relate to the Orthodox Churches with the other Churches, understanding the goal of the ecumenical movement and their participation in it.
Ecumene, dialogue, coexistence, unity, Church and Churces, Church and World, Eucharist and social diaconia,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
(a) using the computer and the projector for presentation of slides, songs and announcements relating to subdivisions of the course b) Internet usage and search questions concerning sections of the course
Course Organization
Reading Assigment241.0
Written assigments100.4
Student Assessment
Students’ participation in classroom (discussion, asking questions, formulating comments, giving information) is usually used as an important indicator of the interest of the student and isauxiliary to the results of exams. Examinations are written, oral or in a project form.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Στ. Τσομπανίδης, Εκκλησία και Εκκλησίες. Η θέση των άλλων χριστιανικών Εκκλησιών στην εκκλησιολογική αυτοσυνειδησία της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας στα πλαίσια του οικουμενικού διαλόγου, Εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2013. 2. Στυλιανός Τσομπανίδης, H εκκλησιολογική πρόκληση μετά την Αγία και Μεγάλη Σύνοδο της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, Εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018. ISBN 9786185146764
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ευ. Βαρέλλα, Διορθόδοξοι και οικουμενικαί σχέσεις του Πατριαρχείου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως κατά τον Κ΄ αιώνα, (Ανάλεκτα Βλατάδων 58), εκδ. Πατριαρχικόν Ίδρυμα Πατερικών Μελετών, Θεσσαλονίκη 1994 2. An. Kallis, Auf dem Weg zu einem Heiligen und Großen Konzil. Ein Quellen- und Arbeitsbuch zur orthodoxen Ekklesiologie, Münster 2013 3. Αθ. Μπασδέκης, Εμείς και οι άλλοι: Η Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία και οι άλλες Εκκλησίες και Ομολογίες - Τι μας ενώνει και τι μας χωρίζει, Εκδ. Κορνηλία Σφακιανάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2012. 4. «Orthodox Involvement in the World Council of Churches», G. Limouris (ed.), Orthodox Visions of Ecumenism: Statements, Messages and Reports on the Ecumenical Move¬ment, 1902-1992, WCC, Geneva 1994, 87-94. 5. Γ. Τσέτσης (επ.), Οικουμενικός Θρόνος και Οικουμένη. Επίσημα Πατριαρχικά Κείμενα, εκδ. Τέρτιος, Κατερίνη 1989 6. Στ. Τσομπανίδης, «Υπέρ της Οικουμένης»: Μελέτες για την Οικουμενική Κίνηση και την αποστολή της Εκκλησίας στο σημερινό κόσμο, Εκδόσεις Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014, 7.Viorel Ioniţă, Towards the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church. The Decisions of the Pan-Orthodox Meetings since 923 until 2009, (Studia Oecumenica Friburgensia 62), Basel 2014 8. Visser’t Hooft, W.A., «‘The Word Ecumenical’ - Its History and Use», στο A History of the Ecumenical Movement 1517-1948, R. Rouse - St. Ch. Neil (eds), vol. 1, WCC Geneva 31986, Appendix I, 735-740. 9.Zizioulas, J. (Metropolitan of Pergamon), «The Self-un¬der¬standing of the Orthodox and their Participation in the Ecumenical Movement», στο G. Lemo¬pou¬los (ed.), The Ecumenical Movement, the Churches and the World Council of Churches. An Orthodox contribution to the reflection process on «The Common Understanding and Vision of the WCC», WCC/Synde-smos, Geneva/Bialystok 1996, 37-46.
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