Theological fundamentalism: Introductory Survey of an unfolding phenomenon

Course Information
TitleΘεολογικός Φομενταλισμός.Εισαγωγική εξέταση ενός φαινομένου εν εξελίξει / Theological fundamentalism: Introductory Survey of an unfolding phenomenon
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChrysostomos Stamoulis
Course ID60005331

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΔευτέρα 18:00 έως 21:00
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
After the course students will be able to: • Understand the necessity of interdisciplinarity and the demand for open dialogue. • edit the major ontological questions, by examining a phenomenon that threatens the unity and democratic functioning of societies, while demonstrating their universal and pan-human character. • Understand the necessity of affirmation in the "mystery" of scientific emptying and recruitment, paving the way for accepting the end of any interpretative certainty and rest. • interpret the intrusive nature of dogmatic theology both for the whole of modern civilisation in general and for the Church in particular.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The resurgence but also the analysis of the concepts of fundamentalism, populism, violence, messianism and intention, are the core of the development of this course. The center of gravity falls on the examination of the phenomenon of Orthodox fundamentalism as it develops within the ecclesiastical and theological world, but also on the whole of society.
Funtamentalism, Orthodox funtamentalism, violence, laicism, messianism, ideology, freedom, consciousness, populism, barbarism.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Power Point, distance learning, movie screenings
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50.2
Written assigments50.2
Student Assessment
Oral Exam Performance / Staging
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χρ. Σταμούλης, Τι γυρεύει η αλεπού στο παζάρι. Κείμενα για τον διάλογο της Ορθοδοξίας με την πόλη, την πολιτική και τον πολιτισμό, εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2016.
Additional bibliography for study
C.A.Stamoulis, Broken Bridges: An Introduction to Orthodox Fundamentalism, Sebastian Press, Alhambra 2021. Ι. Πέτρου, Το φαινόμενο του θρησκευτικού φονταμενταλισμού, Πολυπολιτισμικότητα και θρησκευτική ελευθερία, εκδ. Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005, σ. 110-111. G. Steiner, Νοσταλγία του απολύτου, μετάφραση Παλμύρα Ισμυρίδου, εκδ. Άγρα, Αθήνα 2007. Χ.Α. Σταμούλη, Έρως και θάνατος. Δοκιμή για έναν πολιτισμό της σάρκωσης, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 2009. N. V. Lentfer, A History of the World's Christian Fundamentals Association (1919-1952), [διδακτορική διατριβή], Bob Jones University, Greenville 2009.
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