Pastoral Theology and Scientific Ethics

Course Information
TitleΠοιμαντική Θεολογία και Επιστημονική Ηθική / Pastoral Theology and Scientific Ethics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Koios
Course ID600014826

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 34
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
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: -Specify development stages of central concepts shaped within the context of today's scientific ethics -Analyze basic challenges modern pastoral theology and practice are facing -Classify the type of answers pastoral theology has to offer to the demands of the era, -Assess the concerns and moral dilemmas developed in individual areas of contemporary life (internet's ethics and pastoral theology, neuroethics, roboethics etc.)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • 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
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In lesson courses it is considered the perceptions of modern scientific ethics formation, from the perspective of Christian Pastoral Theology. Thus issues such as scientific research limits, medical ethics, neuroethics, ecological ethics, etc., are dealt with. The Christian orthodox theological views in partial issues of modern technology applications, such as the internet's pastoral theology and ethics, the possibility of creation of "post-humans" etc., are also discussed.
Pastoral Theology, Ethics, Science, scientific ethics
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 power point, movie viewing
Course Organization
Reading Assigment160.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities60.2
Written assigments120.5
Student Assessment
The overall presence of students in the classroom, in particular the extent of their participation in the discussion, questions, or comments, is a basic indicator of student interest and is counted in the test results. The examinations are either oral or in the form of papers.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αργύρη Νικολαϊδη (επιμ.), Ο Κόσμος στην Επιστήμη και τη Θρησκεία. Διάλογος ανάμεσα στη σύγχρονη Επιστήμη και την Ορθόδοξη Παράδοση, Αφοι Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018
Additional bibliography for study
Hans Küng, Η Αρχή των Πάντων. Φυσικές Επιστήμες και Θρησκεία, μτφρ. Ε. Θεοδώρου, εκδ. Ουρανός, Αθήνα 2009
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