Christians in contemporary pluralistic and multi-religious societies. Ecumenical and canonical approaches.

Course Information
TitleΧριστιανοί στις σύγχρονες πλουραλιστικές και πολυθρησκευτικές κοινωνίες. Οικουμενικές και κανονικές προσεγγίσεις / Christians in contemporary pluralistic and multi-religious societies. Ecumenical and canonical approaches.
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStylianos Tsompanidis
Course ID600019346

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 (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the completion of the lectures, students will be able to: - critically analyze the interaction between the Orthodox Tradition, other Christian denominations, and societies, both in history and in the modern world, - deepen and evaluate the new and evolving forms of Christian perceptions and practices with a ocumenical spirit and reconciliation - explain the ways in which the major Christian denominations are structured and organized, - evaluate the historical, social, and cultural significance of the Orthodox tradition and Theology and other Christian traditions
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 examines the way in which the Church institutions of the main Christian confessions can contribute to the ecumenical approach. Relevant texts of the WCC are analyzed comparatively on issues as the synodical system, the role of the bishop, the position of the clergy and the laity, the attitude towards the political power. Moreover. The course deals with the attitude of the Orthodox towards their partners in dialogue and ecumenical contacts. In this context will be studied in working groups the official statements of the Orthodox Churches during the ecumenical movement of the last century in order to determine the position of other Christian Churches in the ecclesiological consciousness of the Orthodox Church the attitude of the Orthodox towards their partners.
Church, Ecumenical dialogue, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical Law
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 Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Στ. Τσομπανίδης, Οικουμενικά Πορτρέτα. Εκκλησιολογικές και κοινωνικοηθικές προσεγγίσεις, Εκδόσεις Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018, ISBN: 978-618-5146-70-2 2. 68401696 Νίκος Μαγγιώρος,Το περιουσιακό δίκαιο της Καθολικής Εκκλησίας, (De bonis Ecclesiae temporalibus.) To πέμπτο βιβλίο του Κώδικα Κανονικού Δικαίου, Εισαγωγή – Μετάφραση – Ερμηνευτικά σχόλια, έκδοση αναθεωρημένη, Θεσσαλονίκη, Εκδόσεις Μπαρμπουνάκη, 2017. Νικόλαος Μαγγιώρος 978-960-267227-3 ΜΠΑΡΜΠΟΥΝΑΚΗΣ ΧΑΡ. 2017
Additional bibliography for study
Haynes, J. και Καραγιαννοπούλου, X. (επιμ.), Θρησκεία και Πολιτική. Μια Σύγχρονη Επιτομή, μτφ. Λουκρητία Μακροπούλου, Αθήνα, Πεδίο, 2018. Marc Reuver, Faith and law : juridical perspectives for the ecumenical movement, Genève : WCC Publications, 2000. Norman Doe, Christian Law, Contemporary Principles, Cambridge, 2013. Raiser, Konrad (2002), “International order”, N. Losky et altri (eds), Dictionary of Ecumenical Movement, Geneva, WCC, pp. 598-603.
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