And my finger, Christ and the glans": Sacrednees and the erotic dimension of the body in the orthodox tradition

Course Information
Title"Και δάκτυλόν μου Χριστόν και Βάλανον" Ιερότητα και ερωτικότητα του σώματος στην ορθόδοξη παράδοση / And my finger, Christ and the glans": Sacrednees and the erotic dimension of the body in the orthodox tradition
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorCharidimos Koutris
Course ID60005332

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

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

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 4
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ Ε (102)
CalendarTuesday 17:00 to 20:00
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 (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: -Investigate scientifically major ontological issues, through the examination of the mystery of love, which together with the mystery of death, form the core of every culture and especially of Christianity -Analyze critically the need for affirmation of the "mystery" of scientific emptiness and recruitment, which paves the way for the acceptable end of any interpretive certainty and rest. -Interpret the intervening nature of dogmatic theology both for the whole of modern culture in general and for the Church in particular -Realize and value the need for interdisciplinarity and the demand for an open dialogue -Develop communication skills within the context of interdisciplinary dialogue
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 autonomously
  • 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 discussion focuses on the painful issue of the sanctity and eroticism of the body, with the aim of highlighting the functionally ambiguous of the sacred eroticism and erotic sanctity of the ordinary person, the loving person, in the context of Orthodox anthropology. Certainty, data and self-evident are in doubt. The attempt to understand begins from the beginning, in order, through the palpation of forgotten paths of a wide tradition, but also of its dialogue with the values ​​of a world that is constantly evolving, to highlight the way in which continuous ideological embankments hid from the field the vision of immediacy.
Eros, agape, body, church, sex, sanctity, holy, profane.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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, distance learning, movie screenings
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50.2
Written assigments50.2
Student Assessment
Written Exam Written Assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χρ. Σταμούλης, Έρως και θάνατος. Δοκιμή για ένα πολιτισμό της σάρκωσης, εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2019. Χρ. Σταμούλης, Έρωτας και σεξουαλικότητα, εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2014.
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