Symbolic and Fundamental Dogmatic Theology (IV)

Course Code: TP402 • Study year: IV • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Theology • Field of study: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Mihai Himcinschi
Seminar tutor: Mihai Himcinschi
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 24
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

to know and is able to apply the concept of dogma;
to know and is able to explain the differences between the Orthodox dogmas and the dogmas belonging to the other Christian confessions;
to identify the specific characteristics of the Orthodox dogmatics;
to define and explains the general evolution of the dogmas;
to apply the rules of an organized and efficient work, and manifest a responsible attitude toward the didactical-scientific domain, in order to creatively exploit his own potential, observing, in the same time, the principles and norms of professional ethics

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. The Mystery of the Holy Confession, 2. The Holy Eucharist , 3. The Mystery of the Holy Priesthood, 4. The Holy Unction, 5. The Wedding, 6. The Religious Services other than Holy Mysteries, 7. The Christian Teaching about Death , 8. The Individual Judgment, 9. The Paradise and the Hell. About Purgatory, 10. The Parousia (the Second Coming of the Lord), 11. The Resurrection of the Dead and the Individual Judgment, 12. The Millenarianism.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, exemplification, conversation, debate.

Learning outcomes:

critical, selective and systematic attitude towards dogmatic information;

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper-interpretative essay – 10%. Frontal evaluation/ Oral exam: 90%

Recommended reading:

George Remete, Dogmatica Ortodoxă, Reîntregirea Publishing House, Alba Iulia, 2007, x.
Ierotheos Vlahos, Dogmatica empirică după învățăturile prin viu grai ale părintelui Ioannis Romanidis, Doxologia Publishing House, Iași, 2015, x.
Dumitru Stăniloae, Teologia Dogmatică Ortodoxă, vol 1, 2, 3., Editura Institutului Biblic și de Misiune al Bisericii Ortodoxe Române, București, 2003, x.
Cristinel Ioja, O istorie a Dogmaticii în Teologia Ortodoxă Română, Pro Universitaria Publishing House, Arad, 2013, x.
Dumitru Popescu, Iisus Hristos Pantocrator, Institututl Biblic și de Misiune al Bisericii Ortodoxe Române, București, 2005, x.