Dogmatics II. Exposition of orthodox faith and introduction to the theological gnosiology

Course Information
TitleΔογματική ΙΙ. Έκθεση ακριβής της ορθοδόξης πίστης και εισαγωγή στη θεολογική γνωσιολογία / Dogmatics II. Exposition of orthodox faith and introduction to the theological gnosiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChrysostomos Stamoulis
Course ID60005507

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 21
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course745

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully completed the course are able to: - distinguish the Orthodox from Scholastic and, more generally, from Western theology and spirituality, - realize the Orthodox spirituality and the way of the knowledge of the doctrine, - approach the monuments of tradition (worship, art, rules, conciliar decisions, terms, etc.), which are illuminated by the proponent of historical knowledge, - distinguish the connection between the past and the present, - recognize the invasive nature of dogmatic theology both for the whole of modern civilization in general as well as for the Church in particular.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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 lesson presents the existential and gnostic preconditions of Orthodox dogmatic teaching compared to scholastic and generally Western theology and tradition. Exact exposure of the content of the Orthodox Faith to a dialogue with Western Christianity. The historical and spiritual factors of the area, where the wording of the doctrines (politics, philosophy, art, etc.), are discussed. The axis is dogmas and symbols.
Orthodoxy, Dogmatics, Gnosiology, Theology, Culture.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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 Assigment451.8
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Oral examination in groups of six at the end of the semester. The exam is done by the teacher and the results are available to the students. Oral examination for special and statutory categories of students. Alternative examination through work for foreign students and students.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ματσούκας, Ν., Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία Α'. Εισαγωγή και θεολογική γνωσιολογία. 2. Ματσούκας, Ν., Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία Β'. Έκθεση της ορθόδοξης πίστης σε αντιπαράθεση με τη δυτική χριστιανοσύνη. 3. Σταμούλης, Χ.Α., Έρως και θάνατος. Δοκιμή για έναν πολιτισμό της σάρκωσης, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 2008. 4. Σταμούλης, Χ.Α., Περί φωτός. Προσωπικές ή φυσικές ενέργειες; Συμβολή στη σύγχρονη περί Τριάδος προβληματική στον Ορθόδοξο χώρο, εκδ. «Το Παλίμψηστον», Θεσσαλονίκη 2007.
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