Christian Ethics and Bioethics

Course Information
TitleΧριστιανική Ηθική και Βιοηθική / Christian Ethics and Bioethics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVasileios Kalliakmanis
Course ID600019397

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course845

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
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)
Learning Outcomes
With the successful completion of the lectures the student will be able to - understand the depth of the connection between dogma and morality, that is, faith with life. - identify relationships in the vertical and horizontal dimension, issues related to the relationship with God and fellow human beings -approach the reflections of Christian theology on bioethical dilemmas, its positions on contemporary social issues and its teaching on human relations (marriage, family, etc.) and the meaning it gives to life and death. - evaluate bioethics issues (assisted reproduction, euthanasia, transplants, etc.)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
Course Content (Syllabus)
The character of Christian Ethics is presented and the key issues are analyzed in three major sections. The first refers to the vertical dimension (relations man and God), the second in the horizontal dimension (interpersonal and social relations) and the third examines the basic problems and prospects of human existence.The course deals also with bioethics issues, and in particular the developments that led to them, as well as the dilemmas that arise from these developments.
Ethics, Human Existence, Bioetchics
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
Using power point, showing movies
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.6
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Written exams at the end of semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεωργίου Μαντζαρίδη, Χριστιανική Ηθική, τόμ. ΙΙ, Ι.Μ.Μ. Βατοπαοδίου, Άγιο Όρος 2015
Additional bibliography for study
1. Κ. Κορναράκης, Η διαλεκτική του φιλοκαλικού ήθους, εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2002. 2. Κάλλιστος Ware, Ο ορθόδοξος δρόμος, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 1984.
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