Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAikaterini Tsalampouni
Course ID60005087

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Koinōnikīs THeologías kai CΗristianikoý Politismoý (2023 kai exīs)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization634

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
In this course the most important aspects of the theological thought of the NT writers will be presented. The particular theological focus of each book will be associated with the life of the early Christian communities and with the tendencies that developed in them. The patristic reception and further development of these theological ideas will also be discussed. After the successful completion of the course students will be able to: - detect and highlight the theological tendencies of the individual books of the NT - compare these theological tendencies to each other and detect the possible similarities and differences - compare the theological teaching of the NT writers with its patristic reception and further development - make the plausible associations between the NT teaching and the current debates and issues
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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)
During the semester the following topics will be taught: research history and tendencies in the field of NT theology, theological tendencies within various groups of early Christianity (e.g. Hellenists or Pauline communities), specific theological issues (e.g. Christology, soteriology), the role of the cultural context in the formation of the theological discourse of the NT books, and the reception of NT theology by the Church Fathers. 1) Introduction - research history 2) Jesus preaching and the tradition of Jesus 3) Hellenists and the aramaic community of Jerusalem 4) Paul: his personality and cultural background 5) Paul: Christology, soteriology, anthropology 6) Paul: ecclesiology, eschatology 7) Paul: Gospel and Law, "πίστις Χριστοῦ" 7) Theological teaching of Mark's Gospel 8) Theological teaching of Matthew's Gospel 10) Theological teaching of Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles 11) Johannine theology (Christology, pneumatology,ecclesiology, eschatology) 12) Theology of Hebrews and 1 Peter 13) Reception of NT teaching by the Church Fathers
New Testament Theology, Johannine theology, Acts, ecological theology, anthropology, pastoral letters
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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 ICT in Student Assessment
Use of audio-visual tools in the process of teaching (especially powerpoint and video clips) Supplementary material, additional data and exercises / tests on moodle Communication and research counseling through e-mails and skype Quizz online
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
Assignment (20% of the final grade) Quiz (20% of the final grade) Written exams (70% of the final grade)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Other / Others (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. X. Ατματζίδης, Θεολογία της ΚΔ: Εισαγωγή, Θεολογία των Παύλειων Επιστολών και Θεολογία της Ιωάννειας Γραμματείας (κωδ. Ευδόξου 41964225) 2. Χρήστου Οικονόμου, Καινή Διαθήκη και ερμηνευτές Πατέρες, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010 (κωδ. Ευδόξου 131496)
Additional bibliography for study
- Καραβιδόπουλου, Το κατά Μάρκον ευαγγέλιο, Θεσσαλονίκη 1988 -Σαβ. Αγουρίδη, Το κατά Ιωάννην ευαγγέλιο, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005 -Βασ. Τσάκωνα, Η περί Παρακλήτου Πνεύματος διδασκαλία του ευαγγελιστού Ιωάννου, Αθήναι 1978 -Ιω. Παναγοπούλου, Ο Θεός και η Εκκλησία. Η θεολογική μαρτυρία των Πράξεων των Αποστόλων, Αθήναι 1969 -Χρ. Βούλγαρη, Η περί σωτηρίας διδασκαλία του ευαγγελιστού Λουκά, Αθήναι 1971 ‘ - Χ. Ατματζίδης, Ερμηνευτικές και θεολογικές προσεγγίσεις στην Καινή Διαθήκη, εκδ. Όστρακον, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014 - J. D. G. Dunn, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, London 1970 J.D.G. Dunn, The Theology of Paul the Apostle, Grand Rapids 2006
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