Themes in Sociology of Christianity.

Course Information
TitleΘέματα Κοινωνιολογίας του Χριστιανισμού. / Themes in Sociology of Christianity.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Kotsiopoulos
Course ID600015761

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Biblical, Patriarchal, Hagiological and Religious StudiesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization2110
History, Doctrine, Philosophy and ArcheologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization2110
Applied TheologyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)2110

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the course of instruction, which generally divided into 13 modules, which are listed below the exact content of the course, students sought to cultivate the ability to ability to process the Christian sources on Sociology and secular or secular literature, comparative and dialectically. Another purpose of the class students to attend at least one scientific conference to be better able to elaborate on key aspects of religious freedom and generally to foster critical thinking and scientific methodology of the study and understanding of literature sources.
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 international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Conceptual development of the Science of Sociology of Christianity. Relations Academic Theology and Sociology. The social teaching of Christianity and the general attitude to contemporary social problems. Sociology of the doctrine of morality and worship of the Church. The interactive nature of Christianity in a universal manner. SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES 13 TEACHING MODULES 1. The emergence of Christianity in Society of Judaism and Roman environment. Two. Teaching and Student Relations. Three. The original form of the Church. 4. The formation of ecclesiastical office. 5. The transition to the universal church. 6. Tradition, Present and Future of Christianity. 7. Secularism. 8. Christianity and Utopia. 9. Religion and politics. 10. Church-state relations and multiculturalism 11. Culture conflict and Christianity. 12. Social teaching of Christianity. 13. Christian Charity and Social Welfare.
Sociology of Christianity, Sociology of Religion, Culture and Theology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Vontact by email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment60
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50
Written assigments60
Student Assessment
Students taking the class to write a paper on which are evaluated by the instructor at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1.Κωνσταντίνος Κωτσιόπουλος, Ανάλεκτα Κοινωνιολογίας του Χριστιανισμού, εκδ. Κυριακίδη ΙΚΕ, Θεσσαλονίκη 2020. 2.Davie Gr., Κοινωνιολογία της θρησκείας, εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα 2010. 3.Γιούλτση Β., Γενική Κοινωνιολογία, εκδόσεις Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 1997. 4.Γιούλτση Β., Κοινωνιολογία της Θρησκείας, εκδόσεις Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2002. 5.Κωτσιόπουλου Κ., Ανεξιθρησκεία. Κοινωνική θεώρηση των Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων στον Ευρωπαϊκό και Νεοελληνικό Διαφωτισμό. Το παράδειγμα των J. Locke και Ευγένιου Βούλγαρη, εκδόσεις Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. 6.Νικολαΐδης Απόστολος, Δόγματα και Κοινωνία, εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2009. 7.Νικολαΐδης Απόστολος, Κοινωνιολογία της Θρησκείας, εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2007. 8.Παπαρίζου Αντώνη, Θεός, Εξουσία και θρησκευτική συνείδηση, εκδόσεις Ελληνικής Γραμμής. 9.Πέτρου Ι., Πολυπολιτισμικότητα και θρησκευτική ελευθερία, εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. 10.Πέτρου Ι., Χριστιανισμός και Κοινωνία, εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004.
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