Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAchilleas Papatolios
Course ID60001497

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 27
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course of instruction is intended that the students are able to study texts Orthodox reflection on the social and cultural character of Europe. Moreover they can locate through the systematic study of the similarities and differences with secular texts corresponding reflection. Finally be able to study the relationship of the Orthodox Church as a spiritual power with sociopolitical factors in the European Union.
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)
Culture, religion and Europe. European Constitution and ecclesiastical politics. Dialogues Orthodoxy and European Parties The positions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for a United Europe. SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES 1. Europe's place in world affairs in the next century. Two. The Treaty of Schengen. Three. Intercultural conflict and European unity. 4. Culture in International Relations. 5. European Constitution and Church-State Relations. 6. European Constitution and Religious Education. 7. European Constitution and Religious Freedom. 8. The Ecumenical Patriarchate converses with European political parties. 9. EU enlargement eastward and its importance to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. 10. Circulars and announcements of the Holy Synod of the Greek Church on E. E. 11. Mount Athos and Europe. 12. Official documents of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the EU 13. Evangelical values, Byzantine Tradition and Peace in the European culture.
Orthodox ecumenical and Europe, Ecumenical Patriarch and the European parliament
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact by email.
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.6
Written assigments451.8
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 (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Διάθεση στους φοιτητές δωρεάν συγγράμματος εκτός της διαδικασίας επιλογής συγγραμμάτων μέσω του σύστημα Εύδοξος.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Αρχές και αξίες για την Οικοδόμηση της Ευρώπης. Εισηγήσεις πανευρωπαϊκού Συνεδρίου της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδας, εκδόσεις Ι. Συνόδου της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος. 2.Κουκούλη, Θ., Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο, εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα 2004. 3.Μεταλληνού, Γ. (πρωτ.) Για την Ευρώπη μας με αγάπη, εκδόσεις Ακρίτης, Αθήνα 2003. 4.Παπανδρέου, Δ., Ορθοδοξία και Κόσμος, εκδόσεις Τέρτιος, Κατερίνη 1993.
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