Science and Religion

Course Information
TitleΕπιστήμη και Θρησκεία / Science and Religion
CodeΧ298
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEleni Antonopoulou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600012842

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 34
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600167208
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course students will be able: (1) utilizing the knowledge to discuss contemporary problems and theories concerning the relationship of science and theology, (2) to develop dialogue with the modern sciences, (3) to establish the epistemological limits of science with critical consideration of the results in people's lives.
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to familiarize the student with the relationship of Science and the Christian Religion throughout the history of Europe. Points of either agreement or friction will be presented and their roots will be investigated. Finally, an effort will be made to identify and clarify the most common Science and Religion myths. Course outline 1. Science and Religion: An overview 2. Can a scientist believe inb God? 3. Historical review of the relationship between science and religion: From ancient times to Renaissance 4. Historical review of the relationship between science and religion: From the scientific revolution to the 20th century 5. Scientists – symbols of the relationship between science and religion: Giordano Bruno, Galileo, Isaac Newton 6. The theory of evolution: a brief overview 7. The theory of evolution: past and present perceptions of it 8. Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church 9. St. Basil’s hexaemeron 10. The relationship between science and religion in modern times: 20th and 21st century 11. Priests in the service of Science 12. Science and other religions 13. Presentation of term papers
Keywords
science, Theology, Enlightenment, Scientific Revolution
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
Description
After successful completion of the course students will be able: (1) utilizing the knowledge to discuss contemporary problems and theories concerning the relationship of science and theology, (2) to develop dialogue with the modern sciences, (3) to establish the epistemological limits of science with critical consideration of the results in people's lives.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment301.2
Written assigments301.2
Exams10.0
Total1004
Student Assessment
Description
For their final assessment, students have to prepare an essay and present it during the last lecture of the semester (100% of the final grade). Alternatively, those that do not wish to prepare and essay, will have to take an oral exam during the examination period of the School (100% of the final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
J.H. Brooke (2005): Επιστήμη και Θρησκεία. Μια ιστορική προσέγγιση. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης
Last Update
24-08-2021