Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios Paparnakis
Course ID60005068

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to: Have a good Knowledge of the theological ideas of the Old Testament Follow their development in time and by groups of books Have exercised their theological thought on the basis of the theological data in synchronic and diachronic approach Study contemporary theological issues Understand the theology of creation and aspects of its application
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Systematic presentation and analysis of the basic theological ideas and issues of the Old Testament that refer to the theology, anthropology, christology, soteriology, ecclesiology and eschatology of the Old Testament’s divine revelation. The aim is to get students acquainted to the theological thought of the Old Testament, the theological questions and religious conceptions of the world by ancient Israel and other cultures of the time, and their relation the theology of the New Testament and the dogmatic theology of the Church. Teaching schedule: 1. Introduction. Course description. Basic terminology 2. History of the Old Testament Theology. Issues in modern research and scholarly debate 3. Cosmology. Creation of the universe in six days (I); Introductory; 1:1-2 4. Cosmology. Creation of the universe in six days (II); 1:3-2:4 5. Cosmology. Creation of the universe in six days and cosmological models of modern Physics 6. Anthropology. Creation of human beings (I); Introductory; 1:26-28 7. Anthropology. Creation of human beings (II); 2:7 8. Anthropology. Creation of human beings and modern Biology 9. Anthropology-Ecology. Man and the Paradise; 2:8-17 10. Soteriology. The fall of Adam and Eve (I); 2:18-3:7 11. Soteriology. The fall of Adam and Eve (II); 3:8-24 12. Theology. God Yahweh 13. Worship. The invocation of the name of God in ancient Jewish worship
Old Testament Theology, Creation, Bible and Science, Cosmolgy, Anthropology, Ecology, Soteriology, Worship
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment281.1
Written assigments311.2
Student Assessment
a) Oral or written exam b) Research Paper with the possibility of improvement (once) c) Optional assignment The final grade comes from the exam by 60% and the paper by 40%. One point is added to the final grade from the optional assignment. The examination can be repeated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στ. Καλαντζάκη, Η θεολογία της δημιουργίας, εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσσαλονίκη 2016.
Additional bibliography for study
Μπρατσιώτου Π., «Τό Γενέσεως Α΄ 26 ἐν τῇ Ὀρθοδόξῳ Θεολογίᾳ», Ὀρθοδοξία 27 (1952) 359-372. Β. Βέλλα, Θεός και Ιστορία εν τη ισραηλιτική θρησκεία, Αθήναι 1966. Μπρατσιώτου Ν., Ἀνθρωπολογία τῆς Παλαιᾶς Διαθήκη. Ι. Ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὡς θεῖον δημιούργημα, ἐν Ἀθήναις 1967. Οἰκονόμου Η., «Τώβ μεώδ (=καλά λίαν). Μιά ἀξιολογική ἑρμηνεία τοῦ Α΄ κεφ. τῆς Γενέσεως», Γρηγόριος Παλαμᾶς 50 (1967) 40-42. Ν. Μπρατσιώτης, Εισαγωγή εις την θεολογίαν της Π. Διαθήκης, Αθήνα 1968. Οἰκονόμου Η., «Σύγχρονος ἀστροφυσική καί Γένεσις», Ἐκκλησία 50 (1973)109-113. 133-135. Οἰκονόμου Η., «Σύγχρονος ἑρμηνευτική προσέγγισις τοῦ Α΄ κεφ. τῆς Γενέσεως», Ἐκκλησία 55 (1978) 196-201. 218-223. 242-249. Δ. Δόικου, Ο χριστολογικός χαρακτήρας της θεολογίας της Π.Δ., Αναφορά εις μνήμην Σάρδεων Μαξίμου, Αθήνα 1989. Σ. Καλαντζάκη, Καρδία καινή και πνεύμα καινόν. Οι θεολογικές ιδέες του προφήτη Ιεζεκιήλ, Θεσσαλονίκη 1994. Δ. Καϊμάκη, Θέματα παλαιοδιαθηκικής θεολογίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1995. Σ. Καλαντζάκη, Ἑρμηνεία περικοπῶν τῆς Π. Διαθήκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 1999. W. Zimmerli, Επίτομη Θεολογία της Παλιάς Διαθήκης, Αθήνα 2001. Α. Παπαρνάκη, Η επίκληση του Ονόματος του Θεού στην Παλαιά Διαθήκη, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006.
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