Course Information
TitleΗ παρουσία της γυναίκας στην Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία / The role of the woman in the Orthodox Church
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorThomai Chouvarda
Course ID600015297

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: -Approach the course and position of women in the Church and history -Present specific figures and ways of women's presence -Use critically relevant sources of Christian literature and bibliography -Analyze and interpret the female presence based on Christian teaching and in relation to the historical and social context -Follow over time and evaluate the presence of women in the Church
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
The course examines the position of women in the history of the Church. It analyzes critically the impact of women's presence in the Church life through a variety of roles, such as the deaconess, virgin, widow etc. The course aims to illuminate the status of women and its treatment from the Church based on the sources of christian literature.
Church, woman, gender, christian literature
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Course's presentations will be offered as a powerpoint form. Multimedia material will be used. Updates and additional bibliographical material will be posted on elearning.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.6
Written assigments190.8
Student Assessment
Submission of a paper during the course. Oral examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θ.Α. Χουβαρδά, Η γυναίκα στην πρωτοχριστιανική Εκκλησία. Η περίπτωση της χριστιανικής χηρείας, εκδ. Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018 [77119141]
Additional bibliography for study
TLG - Thesaurus Linguae Graecae PG - Patrologia Graeca Τσάμης Δημήτριος, Μητερικόν. Διηγήσεις και Βίοι των Αγίων Μητέρων της ερήμου, Ασκητριών και Οσίων Γυναικών της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, τ. Α΄, Β΄, Γ΄, Δ΄, Ε΄, ΣΤ΄, Θεσσαλονίκη 1991-2002. Ευδοκίμωφ Παύλος, Η γυναίκα και η σωτηρία του κόσμου, μτφρ. Ν. Ματσούκα, Θεσσαλονίκη 1992. Behr-Sigel Elizabeth, Το λειτούργημα της γυναίκας στην Εκκλησία (μτφρ. Καίτη Χιωτέλλη), Αθήνα, ά.χ. Karidoyanes-FitzGerald Kyriaki (ed.), Orthodox Women Speak. Discerning the ‘Signs of the Times’, WCC Publications, Geneva 1999.
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