Contemporary Trends in Mission

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονες τάσεις στην Ιεραποστολή / Contemporary Trends in Mission
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNiki Papageorgiou
Course ID600018356

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 52
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
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)
  • French (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: - analyze the environment of missionary action, its historical paths and cultural differences - become familiar with the modern trends of Mission Theology - develop arguments about the dimension and perspective of missionary action
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • 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)
Within courses, the nature and basis of the Mission are presented, as well its scope, its historical evolution, its position in the practice and teaching of the Church, and how it falls within the field of theological inquiry. Theological attitudes towards missionary thought, as well as its relations with other theological fields, are also examined. Finally, the special emphasis of the missionary on theological discourse and ecclesiastical practice is studied.
missionary, sermon, gospel, testimony
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
Use of multimedia (power point, movies)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment241.0
Student Assessment
Oral exams at the end of the Semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Αναστάσιος (Γιαννουλάτος) Αρχιεπίσκοπος Τιράνων και πάσης Αλβανίας, Έως εσχάτου της γης. Ιστορικά Ιεραποστολικά Μελετήματα, εκδ. Αποστολική Διακονία της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, Αθήνα 2009. 2. Δημήτριος Κεραμιδάς, Ορθοδοξία και Ευαγγέλιο τον 21ο αιώνα, εκδ. Επίκεντρο, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017
Additional bibliography for study
Ηλίας Βουλγαράκης, Ιεραποστολή: Μεθόριος χριστιανισμού και ελληνισμού, εκδ. Μαΐστρος, Αθήνα 2007 Αναστάσιος (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Τιράνων και πάσης Αλβανίας), «Ορθόδοξη Ιεραποστολή: Παρελθόν - Παρόν - Μέλλον», Ιεραποστολή στα ίχνη του Χριστού, εκδ. Αποστολική Διακονία, Αθήνα 2007
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