Ethics, Religion and science

Course Information
TitleΗθική, Θρησκεία και Επιστήμες (I) / Ethics, Religion and science
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Kalliakmanis
Course ID600015621

Programme of Study: Theology and Culture

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
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 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)
Learning Outcomes
• Understanding of Christian tradition's ethical foundations • Familiarity with the ethical principles of Christian teaching • Develop of critical thinking in addressing contemporary ethical issues • Meeting with the ethical concerns raised by modern scientific development • Approach to the empirical character of Theology
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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)
In courses context of religion and science relations is examined. In particular, the definition of individual regions as well parts of the creative dialogue between them are looked for. Sections of orthodox patristic thought are also emerged, while the function of theology as a science and the empirical character of theology is investigated. Furthermore, it studies the relationship between scientific and theological anthropology is studied. Finally, the emergence of the modern "one-dimensional man" and his mechanistic view is approached, in connection with the social dimensions of scientific applications.
ethics, religion, science, tradition, moral dilemmas
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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment20
Written assigments80
Student Assessment
Written work, participation in meetings
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεωργίου Μαντζαρίδη, Χριστιανική Ηθική, τόμ. Ι & ΙΙ, Ι.Μ. Βατοπεδίου, Άγιο Όρος 2015
Additional bibliography for study
* Ανέστη Κεσελόπουλου, Εκ του Θανάτου εις την Ζωήν. Θεολογική προσέγγιση στις προκλήσεις της Βιοηθικής, Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003 * Μητροπολίτη Μεσογαίας, Νικολάου, Ελεύθεροι από το Γονιδίωμα. Προσεγγίσεις Ορθόδοξης Βιοηθικής, έκδ. Κέντρου Βιοϊατρικής Ηθικής και Δεοντολογίας, Αθήνα 2002 * Paul K. Feyerabend, Γνώση για ελεύθερους ανθρώπους, Σύγχρονα Θέματα, Αθήνα 1986 * Mark G.Kuczewski & R. Polansky (επιμ.), Βιοηθική, Αρχαία θέματα σε σύγχρονους προβληματισμούς, επιμ. ελλην. έκδ. Ελ. Καλοκαιρινού, μετφρ. Μ. Κατσιμίτσης, Τραυλός, Αθήνα 2007 * H. Tristram Engelhardt, The Foundations of Bioethics, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, New York 1996 * Timothy S. Miller, Η γέννησις του νοσοκομείου στη Βυζαντινή αυτοκρατορία, μετφ. Ν. Κελερμένος, έκδ. Ι.Μ. Θηβών και Λεβαδείας, Αθήνα 1998. * Εκκλησία και ασθένεια, Πρακτικά Διεθνούς Ιατροθεολογικού Συνεδρίου, Θήβα 2-7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2003, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 2008. * Αλέξανδρος Γεωργόπουλος, Περιβαλλοντική Ηθική, Γιώργος Δάρδανος, Αθήνα 2006 * Πέτρου Α. Παναγιωτόπουλου, Φυσικές Επιστήμες και Θεολογία. Τομές και Ασυμβατότητες, Διδ. διατριβή που υποβλήθηκε στο Τμήμα Θεολογίας του Α.Π.Θ., Θεσσαλονίκη 2010
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