Δευτέρα, 20 Αυγούστου 2018

THE PROGRAM ON ORTHODOX ECUMENICAL THEOLOGY AND THE FACULTY


THE PROGRAM ON ORTHODOX ECUMENICAL THEOLOGY AND THE FACULTY
Στην επίσημη ιστοσελίδα του Κέντρου ανακοινώθηκε το πρόγραμμα και το καθηγητικό προσωπικό του διορθοδόξου αγγλόφωνο μεταπτυχιακού Προγράμματος του Διεθνούς Ελληνικού Πανεπιστημίου: "Ορθόδοξη Οικουμενική Θεολογία"
The International Hellenic University has started an inter-Orthodox, inter-jurisdictional English-speaking post-graduate program on Orthodox Ecumenical Theology – the term “ecumenical” referring to the universal, catholic and ecumenical dimension of the Christian faith – to foster Orthodox unity at an academic level, in addition to providing high level academic services. 

The program is mission-oriented, biblically and liturgically-based, with a primary intention the implementation of the rich Orthodox Patristic tradition in the 21st century. 

The details of the program, originally planned for non-Orthodox, can be retrieved in http://hum.ihu.edu.gr/…/master-in-orthodox-ecumenical-theol…, and https://www.facebook.com/petros.vassiliadis.5/posts/1449698951842555). 
The program was originally planned and prepared by the scholarly and academic resources of CEMES and its friends. However, in order to make it as inter-Orthodox as possible we decided to invite scholars from all Orthodox jurisdictions as co-instructors as follows:
Students are required to complete the following courses (Core courses and elective courses):

The Core Courses - First Term
• Introductory course
• Liturgical Theology
• Patristic and Systematic Theology
• Church History and Theology
• Missiology
The Core Courses - Second Term
• Biblical Theology
• Ecumenical Theology (Inter-Christian & inter-Orthodox Relations)
• Ecology & Inter-Faith Dialogue
The Elective Courses
During the second semester, students should choose three courses from one of the following streams and one course from the rest of the two streams, according to their interests and their current and future career orientation:
(a) Foundational Orthodox Theology
• Biblical Hermeneutics and Social Studies
• Pauline Theology in Early and Contemporary Christianity
• Emotion, the Body and the Senses in Orthodox Hymnography and Liturgy
• Oriental Orthodox Churches: History and Spiritual Life
(b) Systematic, Ecclesiology & Missiology
• Contemporary Orthodox Missions and Theology
• Patristics and Orthodox Mission
• Christian Social Ethics
• The Church’s Structure: A Sociological Approach
(c) Ecumenical, Inter-cultural and Environmental Studies.
• Modern Orthodox Ecumenical Figures
• Scientific and Bioethical Issues in Orthodox Theology
• 20th Century Orthodox Theology and its Conversations with the West
• Orthodox Feminist Hermeneutics
The Faculty (in parenthesis the Orthodox Jurisdictions)
Biblical Courses
Petros Vassiliadis
Miltiadis Konstantinou
Ivan Zelev Dimitrov (BUL)
Nicolas Abou Mrad (ANT)
Dimitrios Passakos
Georgios Adam
Moschos Goutzioudis
Mauro Pesce
Liturgical Courses
Pavlos Koumarianos
Michael Zheltov (ΜΡ)
Niki Tsironis
Paul Meyendorff (OCA)
Systematic Theological Courses
Georgios Martzelos
Vassilios Karayannis (CYP)
Emmanuel Clapsis (EP)
Nicolai Mosoiu (ROM)
Porphyrios Georgi (ANT)
Nik. Loudovikos
Historical Courses
Dimitrios Moschos
Tamara Grdzelidze (GEO)
Theodosios Kyriakidis
Missiological Courses
Dimitris Keramidas
Cristian Sonea (ROM)
Athanasios Papathanasiou
Evangelia Voulgaraki
Rev. Gregory Edwards
Ecumenical Courses
Ioannis Lotsios
Cyril Hovorun (ΜΡ)
Vassiliki Stathokosta
Stelios Charalambidis
Inter-Faith and Environmental Courses
Nikolaos Dimitriadis
John Chryssavgis (EΡ)
John Ngige Njoroge (ALE)
Angeliki Ziaka
Ecclesiological courses
Metr. John Zizioulas
John P. Manousakis
Cyril Hovorun (ΜΡ)
Social and Ethical Theological Courses
Christos Tsironis
Niki Papageorgiou
Lukasz Nazarko (POL)
Modern, Gender and Bio-ethics Courses
Petros Panagiotopoulos
Denia Athanasopoulou-Kypriou
Aristotle Papanikolaou
Elizabeth Prodromou
Pantelis Kalaitzidis
Inter-Christian Courses
Ivana Noble
Nikos Kouremenos
Rev. George Kondothra
Rev. Luca Bianchi
Rev. Theodore Kondidis
Rev. Ioannis Asimakis
Right Rev. Rowan William
Right Rev. Tom Wright
Patristic Courses
Metr. Kallistos Ware (ΕΡ)
Metr. Hilarion Alfeyev (ΜΡ)
Sebastian Brock
Norman Russell
Medieval Theological Courses
Metr. Elpidoforos Lampriniadis (ΕΡ)
George Demacopoulos
Canonical Courses
John Erickson (OCA)
Theodoros Yagou (JER)
Jovic Rastko (SER)
Gregorios Papathomas
Nikolaos Maggioros

Any student from an Orthodox jurisdiction registered will automatically activate the faculty member(s) from the same jurisdiction. Similarly, for the elective courses, for all recommending members of the faculty
Schedule
The M.Th. in the Orthodox Theology is a 14-month full-time program of study comprised of three parts over three semesters. It is specifically organized for non-Orthodox, the Orthodox of the diaspora, Orthodox theologians from all Autocephalous Churches, as well as graduate students of other disciplines. Eligible for registration are holders of any under-graduate diploma from accredited higher education institutions. It is taught exclusively in English. Students are required to successfully complete 90 ECTS. The first semester covers an introductory course (worth 3 ETCS) and the 6 core courses (worth 5 ETCS each). The second semester covers 6 elective courses (worth 5 ECS each) from the above list shortened after a consultation with the students and the academic committee at the beginning of the program. The third period is taken up with work on the Master's dissertation (worth 27 ETCS) in one of the above areas. Each teaching term has 13 teaching weeks followed by a 6-day exam period.

Target audience
The M.Th. is addressed to English-speaking theologians, and graduates of relevant disciplines, who wish to acquire or broaden their specialization towards an effective application of the foundational doctrine of Christianity, especially the Orthodox (Biblical, Liturgical, Patristic, Systematic) to our secular and multi-religious and multi-cultural context.
Ideal career path
The M.Th. program offers a critical and multifarious study of Christianity, from the traditional focus of the Christian Faith to its witness to present day realities. The obtained skills that the graduates develop will allow them to work in Educational Institutions and Academies, concentrating on classical Christian Theology, to contemporary contextual missionary witness and Church administration.