Themes in the Dogmatic Theology.

Course Information
TitleΘέματα Δογματικής της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας Α΄. / Themes in the Dogmatic Theology.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Tsigkos
Course ID600015724

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Biblical, Patriarchal, Hagiological and Religious StudiesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization1110
History, Doctrine, Philosophy and ArcheologyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)1110
Applied TheologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization1110

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
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 the sources, findings, usage and study of a specific secondary literature. Method of scientific research and authoring work in the field of Dogmatics. Τo be acquainted with the milestones, faculties and personalities that gave shape and expression to Orthodox dogma to date. - A thorough examination and interpretation of specific topics of the foundations of the Christian faith, on the basis of the life and the cultural records of the Church (Christian literature and art). - Τhe research and study of the faith and life of the Church community in its timeless path and synodal formulations of Orthodox dogma, with Triadology and Theology at its center, as well as the dogma of creation and the Fall of Man. - Specific topics and literature concerning scientific research and writing are presented, interpreted and discussed, together with a historic overview of Dogmatics to date.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Specific topics and literature concerning scientific research and writing are presented, interpreted and discussed, together with a historic overview of Dogmatics to date. SCHEDULE OF LECTURES: 1) Presentation and usage of electronic files from a specific bibliography of sources and reference books on topics connected with the Dogmatics of Orthodox Catholic Church. 2) Scientific methodology of design and research, as well as the searching and usage of bibliography (editions of texts and secondary literature), and indexing and authoring of work on topics of dogmatic elements (theory and practice). 3) Meaning, sources, formation and the essence of Orthodox dogma. 4) Historical overview of orthodox dogma from the beginning until 19th century with the examination of historical and spiritual factors of its formation (main milestones, faculties and personalities). 5) The Dogmatics of Orthodox Catholic Church during recent years in the contemporary Greek written works. 6-7) Critical analysis of the Greek-Orthodox manuals of Dogmatics written by Greek theologians during the 20th century, based on general principles, criteria and keys of Orthodox theology. 8) Theology and Economy: Eternal self-manifestation and historical revelation of the Holy Trinity. 9) The Theophanies and Divine signs (θεοσημείες) in creation and in history. Theological knowledge of God. 10) The dogma of creation in dialogue with the modern Physics. Original sin, the problem of Evil and the consequences of its misinterpretation. 11) The interpretation of Trinitarian dogma as basis of dialogue with questions and challenges from the Humanities. 12-13) Presentation, conversation and critical examination of the essays by postgraduate students.
Scientific methodology, dogma, historical overview of orthodox dogma, orthodox manuals of Dogmatics dogmas and the contemporary theological situation.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
With e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment90
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30
Written assigments91
Student Assessment
Written essays and in-class presentation. The participation of the students in the classsroom as well as their undertaking of assignmetns will also taken into consideration.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Προτείνεται στους μεταπτυχιακούς φοιτητές βιβλιογραφία σχετική με τη γνωστική περιοχή της Δογματικής της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας και με το θέμα της εργασίας που έχουν αναλάβει.
Additional bibliography for study
- Β. Τσίγκος, Δογματική της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2019. - Β. Τσίγκος, Περιχώρησις. Θεολογικό περιεχόμενο του όρου και οι εφαρμογές του κατά τη Δογματική της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2015. - Β. Τσίγκος, Ο ανακαινισμός του ανθρώπου κατά τη δογματική διδασκαλία του αγίου Συμεών του Νέου Θεολόγου, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009. - Β. Τσίγκος, Προλεγόμενα στη θεολογική γνωσιολογία, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010. - Β. Τσίγκος, Χάρισμα και θεσμός στην περί Εκκλησίας διδασκαλία του ιεροῦ Χρυσοστόμου, εκδ. Ostracon Publishing, Θεσσαλονίκη 2016. - Ν. Ματσούκας, Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία Α´, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2004. - Ν. Ματσούκας, Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία Β´. Έκθεση της ορθόδοξης πίστης σε αντιπαράθεση με τη δυτική Χριστιανοσύνη, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 1996 (ανατ. 2009). - Ν. Ματσούκας, Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία Γ´, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. - Ν. Ματσούκας, Γένεσις και ουσία του ορθοδόξου δόγματος, (Ανάλεκτα Βλατάδων 2), εκδ. Πατριαρχικόν Ίδρυμα Πατερικών Μελετών, Θεσσαλονίκη 1969. - Ι. Ρωμανίδης, Το προπατορικόν αμάρτημα, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010. - Ι. Ρωμανίδης, Δογματική και Συμβολική Θεολογία της Ορθοδόξου Καθολικής Εκκλησίας, τ. Α´, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004. - Χ. Σταμούλης, Κάλλος το άγιον. Προλεγόμενα στη φιλόκαλη αισθητική της Ορθοδοξίας, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 22005. - I. Καρμίρης, Τα Δογματικά και Συμβολικά Μνημεία της Ορθοδόξου Καθολικής Εκκλησίας, τ. Ι, εν Αθήναις 1960. - Β. Ι. Φειδάς, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία, τ. Α΄: Απ’ αρχής μέχρι την Εικονομαχία, Αθήναι 2002. - Β. Ι. Φειδάς, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία, τ. Β΄: Από την Εικονομαχία μέχρι τη Μεταρρύθμιση, Αθήναι 2002. - Β. Γιαννόπουλος, Ιστορία και Θεολογία των Οικουμενικών Συνόδων, εκδ. Έννοια, Αθήνα 2014. - Δ. Τσελεγγίδης, Ὀρθόδοξη θεολογία καί ζωή. Μελέτες Συστηματικῆς Θεολογίας, ἐκδ. Π. Πουρναρᾶ, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. - V. Lossky, Η Μυστική Θεολογία της Ανατολικής Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2007. - Α. Γιέφτιτς, Η Εκκλησιολογία του Αποστόλου Παύλου, εκδ. Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 1984. P. Evdokimov, H Oρθοδοξία (μετάφρ. A. Μουρτζόπουλος), εκδ. Ρηγόπουλος, Θεσσαλονίκη 1972. - Ι. Ζηζιούλας, Σημειώσεις Δογματικής, τ. Α΄-Β΄, Θεσσαλονίκη 1985-1987. - Ι. Πόποβιτς, Άνθρωπος και Θεάνθρωπος. Μελετήματα Ορθοδόξου Θεολογίας, εκδ. Αστήρ, Αθήναι 1993. - Δ. Στανιλοάε, Η περί Θεού ορθόδοξη χριστιανική διδασκαλία (μετάφρ. Κ. Coman, Γ. Παπαευθυμίου), εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2011. - A. Grillmeier, Christ in Christian Tradition, vol. 1: From the Apostolic Age to Chalcedon (451), εκδ. Mowbrays, London 1975. - W. Kasper, The God of Jesus Christ, εκδ. S.C.M. Press, London 1984. - G. L. Prestige, God in Patristic Τhought, εκδ. SPCK, London 1985. - J. Romanides, An Outline of Orthodox Patristic Dogmatics - Επίτομος Ορθόδοξος Πατερική Δογματική, (edited & translated by G. D. Dragas), εκδ. Orthodox Research Institute, New Hampshire 2004. - T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God: One Being Three Persons, εκδ. T & T Clark, Edinburgh 1996. - B. Bobrinskoy B., Le Mystère de la Trinité, Paris 1986. - J. Zizioulas, Being as Communion. Studies in Personhood and the Church, έκδ. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, New York 2000.
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