ORTHODOX CHURCH: COMMUNION OF THE ESCHATA

Course Information
TitleΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ.ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ ΕΣΧΑΤΩΝ. / ORTHODOX CHURCH: COMMUNION OF THE ESCHATA
CodeΘ151
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVasileios Tsigkos
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60001477

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600214844
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • Υ102 PATROLOGY I. INTRODUCTION TO PATROLOGY. PATRISTIC LITERATURE AND THEOLOGY (1ST-4TH CENT.)
  • Υ202 PATROLOGY II. PATRISTIC LITERATURE AND THEOLOGY (5TH- 8TH CENT.)
  • Υ203 CHURCH HISTORY II. HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
General Prerequisites
Good knowledge of the historical and ecclesiastical context of the first eight centuries and the interpretation of Holy Scripture. Appropriate knowledge of the dialogue between the Fathers of the Church and the philosophers.Good knowledge of the texts of the Ecumenical Councils and the theology of the Fathers of the Church. Good knowledge of the configuration of the liturgical praxis and the cultural records of the Church (Christian literature and art).
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able: - To familiarize students with specific aspects of the foundations of the Christian faith, on the basis of the life and the cultural records of the Church (Christian literature and art). - A closer and more thorough study into specific topics of the Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church. - Specific topics of the Orthodox faith are presented, interpreted and discussed. These topics are related to aspects concerning eschatological teachings of the Church.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • 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)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Specific topics of the Orthodox faith are presented, interpreted and discussed. These topics are related to aspects concerning eschatological teachings of the Church. SCHEDULE OF LECTURES: 1) The Church as eschatological community and her life in anticipation of the eschata. 2) Man, time and space. 3) The issue of time in orthodox thinking. 4) Eschatology in the Patristic period. 5) Christ, the first and the last, beginning and end. 6) The eschatological nature of the Church. 7) Eschatology in the everyday life of Man. 8) The experience of the eschata in the liturgical practice of the Orthodox Church. 9) Holy Eucharist: communion and foretaste of the eschata. 10)The iconographic form of teaching about Paradise and Hell. 11)Interpretive approaches to themes concerning Paradise and Hell. 12)The Mystery of Death. “I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come”. 13)Recapitulation and agathotopia in Orthodox theology.
Keywords
Church, time and space, eschata, Eschatology, Christ, experience of the eschata, Holy Eucharist, Paradise, Hell, the Mystery of death, recapitulation and agathotopia.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
With e-mail
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment311.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.6
Exams150.6
Total1004
Student Assessment
Description
Oral examination (90%). The participation of students in the classroom (10%) will also be taken into consideration.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Β. Τσίγκος, Ο ανακαινισμός του ανθρώπου κατά τη δογματική διδασκαλία του αγίου Συμεών του Νέου Θεολόγου, εκδ. Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009.
Additional bibliography for study
- Γ. Φλορόφκυ Γ Δημιουργία καί Ἀπολύτρωση (ἔργα 3), ἐκδ. Π. Πουρναρᾶ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2004. - Β. Τσίγκος, Δογματικά καί Θεολογικά Μελετήματα Α΄, ἐκδ. Π. Πουρναρᾶ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2010. - B. Τσίγκος, Δογματική της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2019. - Γ. Πατρώνος, Ἱστορία καί ἐσχατολογία στή Βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐκδ. Δόμος, Αθήνα 2002. - Χ. Σταμούλης, Φύση και αγάπη και άλλα μελετήματα, εκδ. Το Παλίμψηστον, Θεσσαλονίκη1999. - Χ. Σταμούλης, Κάλλος το άγιον. Προλεγόμενα στη φιλόκαλη αισθητική της Ορθοδοξίας, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 22005.
Last Update
23-11-2022