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Introductory course

After completing the course, the students are expected to be able:

  • Have a panoramic picture of the  history of theological education from the 1st century to the present day.
  • to understand the INTERCONNECTENESS of the foundational traditional theological education (biblical theology, historical theology, Patristic theology, systematic theology, practical theology) with its liturgical (Eucharistic) matrix, the missiological responsibility, and the ecumenical dialogue of the Church in all its dimensions (science, bioethics, ecology, moral and social issues, inter-Christian and inter-faith).
  • To realize that all theological climaxes in the Church’s life and all developments in biblical exegesis, ritual, doctrinal teachings, canonical definitions, ecclesiological structure etc were conditioned by the situation of the outside secular world.
  • To start developing a theology (“doing” theology, theoretical /from the above and practical/from below, which is both in accordance with the authentic Church’s tradition, and relevant to today’s needs of the Church and of the society, in order that it can again create culture.
  • And finally to give the right answers and provide the correct solutions to the pressing issues of today