Religion, identity and politics in the modern word.

Course Information
TitleΘρησκεία, ταυτότητα και πολιτική στο σύγχρονο κόσμο / Religion, identity and politics in the modern word.
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNiki Papageorgiou
Course ID60005350

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 4
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ ΣΤ (103)
CalendarTuesday 14:00 to 17:00
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: -Analyze the complex relationships between identity, religion and politics in the modern world -Profile a number of central narratives involved in the study of religion and politics, such as modernity, secularization, pluralism, immigration -Recognize the complex relationship between religion and politics in different religious traditions and different socio-political environments, as well as the factors that contribute to this relationship -Develop communication skills within the dialogue context regarding the place of religion in the Public Sphere
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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)
This course examines the issue of religious identities and their involvement with the political field in the modern world. More specifically, it examines the role played by the visibility of traditional religious identities and the emergence of new, mainly immigrant, religious identities, their interconnection with the nation (and national identities), democracy, human rights, pluralism and secularization. Particular examples are offered by different religious traditions, such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Indian religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism), as well as by different socio-political environments, such as Europe and especially Greece, the Middle East. East and Southeast Asia.
religion, identity, politics, secularisation, pluralism, religious traditions
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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 video projector films
Course Organization
Reading Assigment241.0
Written assigments100.4
Student Assessment
Homework, participation, oral examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μαρία Σιδηροπούλου, Οι Έλληνες Εβραίοι στη σύγχρονη Ελλάδα – Η περιδίνηση στη νεωτερικότητα, Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2020
Additional bibliography for study
1. Baumann Gerd, The Multicultural Riddle: Rethinking National, Ethnic and Religious Identities, New York & London 1999 2. Bob E. J. H. Becking, Anna-Marie J.A.C.M. Korte and Lucien van Liere, Contesting Religious Identities. Transformations, Disseminations and Mediations, E-Book, 2017 3. McGill Jenny, Religious Identities and Cultural Negotiation, Wipf and Stock 2016 4. Κλάψης Εμμανουήλ (επιμ.), Ορθόδοξες Εκκλησίες σε έναν πλουραλιστικό κόσμο, Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη, Αθήνα 2006 5. Λίποβατς Θ., Ν. Δεμερτζής, Β. Γεωργιάδου, Θρησκείες και Πολιτική στη νεωτερικότητα, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα 2002 6. Παπαγεωργίου Νίκη, Ινδία, Μύθος και πραγματικότητα, Εκδόσεις Μέθεξις, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006 7. Παπαγεωργίου Νίκη, Θρησκεία και Μετανάστευση. Η κοινότητα των Σιχ στην Ελλάδα, Κορνηλία Σφακιανάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011 8. Τσιρώνης Χρήστος, Παγκοσμιοποίηση και τοπικές κοινότητες, Εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2007
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