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SCIENTIFIC AND BIOETHICAL ISSUES IN ORTHODOX THEOLOGY

On completing the course the students will be able to:

  • understand main second level theological notions of the relations among Contemporary Bioethics and Orthodox Theology
  • understand the basic relationships among Science and Orthodox Theology
  • gain an understanding of the Orthodox Theology’s view for science
  • be aware of traditional issues as well as contemporary issues of how Christian orthodox theologians treat science
  • be able to understand fundamental bioethical dilemmas
  • critically evaluate the importance of the dialogue between these two areas
  • analyze and distinguish between the types of these dialogue
  • develop a critical awareness of the cases when there is a conflict between them, collaboration or incompatibility
  • acquire knowledge of historical cases when Christian Orthodox Theology met Science and Bioethics