Themes in the Dogmatic Theology of the Orthodox Church II.

Course Information
TitleΘέματα Δογματικής της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας Β΄. / Themes in the Dogmatic Theology of the Orthodox Church II.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVasileios Tsigkos
Course ID600015742

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Biblical, Patriarchal, Hagiological and Religious StudiesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization2110
History, Doctrine, Philosophy and ArcheologyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)2110
Applied TheologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization2110

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
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: - 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). - The research and study of the faith and life of Church community in its timeless path and synodal formulations of Orthodox dogma, with the Divine Economy at its center, as well as the Mystery of Christ and the soteriological consequences for creation and Man. - Specific issues concerning Ecclesiology are presented, interpreted and discussed, on the basis of the Church Fathers and the approaches of contemporary theologians to themes related to Orthodox teaching 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
  • 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)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Specific issues concerning Christology, Anthropology and Ecclesiology are presented, interpreted and discussed, on the basis of biblical testimony, the interpretation of the Fathers, the liturgical and synodal praxis and the approaches of contemporary theologians to themes related to the faith of the Church. SCHEDULE OF LECTURES: 1) The fleshless (άσαρκη) and incarnate (ένσαρκη) presence of the Logos in creation and history. 2) The purpose of the Incarnation of the Logos in the theology of recent years. 3) The dogma of Chalcedon. The dogmatic consequences of the hypostatic union in the Church Fathers and recent written works. 4) Christology and Anthropology: The God-Man (Theánthropos) as the measure of all things. Christ in Protology, History and Eschatology. Christ, the first and the last, beginning and end . 5) The reception of Christological dogma in contemporary theological thought. Christological dogma as the basis of dialogue for the questions of our epoch. 6) Creation and the Church. Patristic and contemporary descriptions, icons and schemata about the Church. 7) The Divine Economy in Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. 8) The Church as Body of Christ. The Church as institution and charismatic in the conversation concerning contemporary theological research and praxis. Charismatic life and the institutions of the Church. The inextricable connection between Christology and Pneumatology in Orthodox Ecclesiology. 9) The Mysteries of the Church or in other words an oration On the Life in Christ of the world. 10) Conditions for Church unity in the Holy Eucharist and the Bishop in the Orthodox theology. Related problems and challenges for contemporary theological thought and praxis. 11) Healing (θεραπεία), charismatic theosis and the salvation of Man as a person in the life of the ecclesial community. Eschatology: Paradise and Hell. Christology and Anthropology: The God-Man (Theánthropos) as the measure of all things. 12-13) Presentation, conversation and critical examination of the essays by postgraduate students.
Incarnation, Christological dogma, Christ, Theotokos, Holy Spirit, God-man, eschata, protopgy, eschatology.
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
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)
  • Oral Exams (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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