Church - State relations

Course Information
TitleΣχέσεις Εκκλησίας - Πολιτείας / Church - State relations
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikos Maghioros
Course ID600019399

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 5
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)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the completion of the lectures, students will be able to: -analyze critically the interactions between religions and societies, both historically and in the contemporary world -read texts critically and accurately with a view to their original meaning, and their historical and contemporary application - identify the ways in which specific religions and religious institutions are structured and regulated. - distinguish and evaluate traditional and developing forms of religious belief and practice.
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • 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 investigates the relations between Church and Empire in the Early Byzantine period through the evaluation of new the social, political and ecclesiastical conditions in the beginning of the 4th c. AD. Particularly offers a systematic overview of the successive stages of the formulation of the Church and State relations during the period before the first Ecumenical Council. Furthermore it examines the new imperial religious policy and the initialization of the transformation process of the pagan Roman State into a Christian.
church and state, Byzantium, Donatism
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
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 is auxiliary to the results of exams. Examinations are written, oral or in a project form.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. 5036 Ο Μέγας Κωνσταντίνος και η Δονατιστική έριδα. Συμβολή στη μελέτη των σχέσεων Εκκλησίας- Πολιτείας κατά την Κωνσταντίνεια περίοδο Νικόλαος Μαγγιώρος 960-288-141-0 Βανιας 2005 2. 86199013 Σχέσεις εκκλησίας – πολιτείας : Το ζήτημα της μοναστηριακής περιουσίας στο νεοσύστατο ελληνικό κράτος Διονύσης Βαλαής 978-960-267-289-1 ΜΠΑΡΜΠΟΥΝΑΚΗΣ ΧΑΡ. 2019
Additional bibliography for study
Βασίλειος Κουκουσάς, Σχέσεις Εκκλησίας και Πολιτείας στο Βυζάντιο, εκδόσεις Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010. Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 13469.
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