Summer School Course “Learning about Orthodox Theology - Past and Present”
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
LIFELONG LEARNING UNIT
SUMMER SCHOOL COURSE
“LEARNING ABOUT ORTHODOX THEOLOGY - PAST AND PRESENT”
Aristotle University’s School of Theology offers, within the framework of the University’s Lifelong Learning Unit, an introductory course to Orthodox Tradition under the title “Learning about Orthodox Theology - Past and Present”.
The aim of the program is to provide an acquaintance with the Orthodox theological tradition, through the use of a diachronic and synchronic approach to Hermeunetics, Dogmatics, Patristics, Ethics, and Church History, concluding with an examination of the Orthodox witness in today’s world. This includes the Patristic Legacy and interpretation in today’s cultural context; Biblical Hermeneutics according to the Patristic tradition in comparison to modern hermeneutical methods; Dogmatic teaching of the Church and creative dialogue with the philosophical thought and the culture; Pluralism, social evolution, and the Orthodox Church; The ethical dimension of the ecological crisis; Bioethical issues; the Christian Homiletic tradition; and, Orthodox Churches in the Ecumenical movement.
The course is offered in English and addresses to members of Christian or other faith traditions who wish to gain a global picture of the Orthodox theological tradition and the dynamic approach of Orthodox societies to the modern world.
DATE: 1-19 JULY 2013
VENUE: FACULTY OF THEOLOGY – ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
The Course is to be taught by professors of the Department of Theology and is "Recognized and Endorsed" by the Aristotle University’s of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Lifelong Learning Unit. The course grants 5 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) units for qualified attendees.
The schedule for the three weeks...
Monday through Friday: Mornings, 4 (four) 45-minute lectures (9:00-10.30, 11.00-12.30), summing up to a total of 60 hours.
1st Week Dogmatics, Sociology, Canon Law, Old Testament
2nd Week New Testament, Patristics, Sociology, Slavonic Orthodox tradition, Ethics
3rd Week Sociology, Orthodox Churches in Multimedia, New Testament, Homiletics, Ecumenical movement, Patristics
Afternoons and the weekends are reserved for on-site educational excursions (City tour, Byzantine churches, Archeological and Byzantine museums, Ottoman and Jewish monuments, Cliffs and Monasteries of Meteora, Vergina Macedonian royal tombs and tracing St Paul’s steps in Veroia, Philippi and at Lydia’s baptistery, the archeological site of Dion, and Mt Olympus).
The cost of the course is 350 Euros (non-refundable) which is payable at the time of application (PIRAEUS BANK: GR94 0172 2020 0052 0205 7157 381. DON’T FORGET TO FILL IN YOUR NAME AND THE PROGRAMMES CODE: 89729 ON THE MONEY ORDER. YOU SHOULD BRING WITH YOU THE DEPOSIT DOCUMENT). Cost of the excursions is approx. 120 Euros and compulsory liability and accident insurance is 20 Euros which are to be paid upon arrival.
On acceptance of application (notice of which it will be sent by e-mail two days after the application submission is received); the applicant is to make the necessary arrangements for issuing a visa (if applicable) and accomodation in Thessaloniki by immediately contacting Prof. Arabatzis, firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking of lodgings is the responsibility of the applicant (cost approx. 15-50 Euros per day).
Application deadline: June 25, 2013.
You will find the application here
The Chairman of The Director of the Program
the Lifelong Learning Unit
Prof St. Andreou Prof D. Koukoura