ReligiReligion and Society in Second Modernity: Social inequality, climate change, Peace, Violence and Politics

Course Information
TitleΘρησκεία και Κοινωνία στην δεύτερη Νεωτερικότητα: Κοινωνική ανισότητα, Περιβάλον, Ειρήνη,Βία, (Βιο-) Πολιτική. / ReligiReligion and Society in Second Modernity: Social inequality, climate change, Peace, Violence and Politics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Koios
Course ID600015873

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Maria Sidiropoulou
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΔευτέρα 16:00 έως 19:00
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)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: -Clarify basic concepts relating with the social role of religion in Second Modernity. -Approach critical social issues in the modern world in an interdisciplinary way involving its social, theological and cultural aspects -Analyze the relation between theological and social studies, humanities and other sciences -Assess basic principles of analysis on the fields of modern social, ethical, theological and cultural issues relating with peace, war, climate change and social justice in the interconnected modern world -Value the role of religion in the modern world
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course will critically examine the aspects, causes and analytical categories of current social theories on the role of religion in the issues of peace, violence, social justice and climate change. Particular emphasis will be given to presenting the key positions of the Orthodox Christian tradition on these issues, as well as on contemporary social discource. In order to better clarify the implications of the turn of events in the Second modernity a special focus will be given on the theory of Ulrich Beck focusing on the modern social theory analysis. The course will explore as key themes the following topics: Second Modernity Societies- Risk- Culture- Religion.
Second Modernity, religion, peace, climate change
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
Power point presentations, video, fotos and digidal files will be used on the service of learning objectives.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment180.7
Written assigments160.6
Student Assessment
The students will be called to answer to Essay questions with a reflexive approach on issues that will been analysed during the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χ.Ν. Τσιρώνης, Θρησκεία και Κοινωνία στη Δεύτερη Νεωτερικότητα: Λόγοι, διάλογοι & αντίλογοι στο έργο του Ul. Beck, Θεσσαλονίκη: Μπαρμπουνάκης, 2018
Additional bibliography for study
Beck U. Climate Change and Globalisation are Reinforcing Global Inequalities: High Time for a New Social Democratic Era. Globalizations. 2008;5(1):78-80. Beck U. Climate for Change, or How to Create a Green Modernity?. Theory, Culture & Society. 2010;27(2-3):254-266. Bartholomew Ecumenical Patriarch, Chryssavgis J. Ed. Cosmic Grace And Humble Prayer: The Ecological Vision Of The Green Patriarch Bartholomew I. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co; 2003. Bartholomew Ecumenical Patriarch, Chryssavgis J. Ed. In The World, Yet Not Of The World. Social And Global Initiatives Of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. New York: Fordham University Press; 2010. Bartholomew Ecumenical Patriarch, Chryssavgis J. Ed. Speaking The Truth In Love. New York: Fordham University Press; 2011. Bartholomew Ecumenical Patriarch, Encyclical on Ecology for the Church New Year, 1.09.2012. Bartholomew Ecumenical Patriarch. Encountering the Mystery: Understanding Orthodox Christianity Today. New York: Doubleday; 2008. Craib I. Σύγχρονη κοινωνική θεωρία: Από τον Πάρσονς στον Χάμπερμας. Αθήνα: Τόπος; 2011. Cuche D. Η έννοια της κουλτούρας στις κοινωνικές επιστήμες, Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω; 2001.Αναστασίου, Αρχιεπισκόπου Τιράνων και πάσης Αλβανίας. Παγκοσμιότητα και Ορθοδοξία, Νέα Σμύρνη: Ακρίτας; 2000. Αναστασίου, Αρχιεπισκόπου Τιράνων και πάσης Αλβανίας. Συνύπαρξη: ειρήνη, φύση, φτώχεια, τρομοκρατία, αξίες. Θρησκειολογική θεώρηση. Αθήνα: Αρμός; 2015. Αρβανίτης Χ. Ἄνθρωπος καί οἰκολογική κρίση. Θεσσαλονίκη: Σταμούλης Αντ.; 2013. Αρβανίτης Χ. Προλεγόμενα ηθικής οικο-θεολογίας στον Άγιο Φραγκίσκο της Ασίζης, Θεσσαλονίκη: Πουρναράς; 2003. Βαρθολομαίος Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης. Μηνύματα και Ομιλίαι δια το Περιβάλλον. Αθήνα: εκδ. Φανάριον; 2002. Νικολαϊδης Α. Οικολογία και ειρήνη. Αθήνα: Αποστ. Διακονία; 1987. Νικολαϊδης Α. Κοινωνιολογία της Θρησκείας. Αθήνα: Γρηγόρη; 2007. Πέτρου Iω. Κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη. Θεσσαλονίκη: Παρατηρητής; 1992.Πέτρου Ιω. Χριστιανισμός και κοινωνία, Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας; 2004. Beck U. Κοινωνία της διακινδύνευσης: Καθ' οδόν προς μια άλλη νεωτερικότητα. Αθήνα: Πεδίο; 2015.
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