Contemporary Ecumenical Dialogue and Ecclesiological Prombematics

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονος οικουμενικός διάλογος και εκκλησιολογικός προβληματισμός (I) / Contemporary Ecumenical Dialogue and Ecclesiological Prombematics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStylianos Tsompanidis
Course ID600015620

Programme of Study: Theology and Culture

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses113
CΗristianikī Grammateía kai IstoríaEE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110
Systīmatikī THeología, Koinōniología kai Spoudī tīs THrīskeíasYE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110
Praktikī THeología kai PaidagōgikīEE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, post-graduate students will be able to: • discern the basic characteristics of qualitative research and understand its role in the ecumenical movement, especially in the contemporary ecumenical dialogue. • analyze and process texts of the contemporary ecumenical ecclesiological reflection. • discuss on critical issues that concern the Christian churches, especially the Orthodox Church in the contemporary ecumenical dialogue. • work individually and collectively regarding various relevant issues and exploit all means of scientific research. • present the results of their research in a scientific and contemporary way.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course explores the theological and ecclesiological conditions of the ecumenical movement. Moreover, the method of cooperation and organization in regard to the ecumenical dialogue is studied while the bilateral and multilateral dialogues are presented and discussed (historical outline - Agenda - perspectives). Based on the latest developments in the contemporary ecumenical dialogue and ecclesiological reflection, the interest of the course is focused on the examination and analysis of the position of the ''other'' Churches and Denominations within the framework of the Orthodox self-understanding. The latter is one of the most sensitive issues of the ecumenical movement and theological dialogues and affects the way that the Orthodox Churches are related to the other Churches, as well as the understanding of the ecumenical movement's objective and their participation in it.
theological dialogue, coexistence, Ecumene, Unity, Church and World, Ecclesiology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities25
Written assigments30
Student Assessment
The evaluation of students is performed by: •Α paper subjected at the end of the semester •Presentations of various topics in regard to a whole of issues under examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Στ. Τσομπανίδης, Εκκλησία και Εκκλησίες. Η θέση των άλλων χριστιανικών Εκκλησιών στην εκκλησιολογική αυτοσυνειδησία της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας στα πλαίσια του οικουμενικού διαλόγου, Εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2013. 2. Αθ. Μπασδέκης, Εμείς και οι άλλοι: Η Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία και οι άλλες Εκκλησίες και Ομολογίες - Τι μας ενώνει και τι μας χωρίζει, Εκδ. Κορνηλία Σφακιανάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2012. 3. Zizioulas, J. (Metropolitan of Pergamon), «The Self-un¬der¬standing of the Orthodox and their Participation in the Ecumenical Movement», στο G. Lemo¬pou¬los (ed.), The Ecumenical Movement, the Churches and the World Council of Churches. An Orthodox contribution to the reflection process on «The Common Understanding and Vision of the WCC», WCC/Synde-smos, Geneva/Bialystok 1996, 37-46. 4. Wilkens, K. (Hg.), In deiner Gnade, Gott, verwandle die Welt. Offizieller Bericht der Neunten Vollversammlung des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen, Porto Alegre 2006, Frankfurt a.Μ. 2007. 5. Visser’t Hooft, W.A., «‘The Word Ecumenical’ - Its History and Use», στο A History of the Ecumenical Movement 1517-1948, R. Rouse - St. Ch. Neil (eds), vol. 1, WCC Geneva 31986, Appendix I, 735-740. 6. «Orthodox Involvement in the World Council of Churches», G. Limouris (ed.), Orthodox Visions of Ecumenism: Statements, Messages and Reports on the Ecumenical Move¬ment, 1902-1992, WCC, Geneva 1994, 87-94.
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