[SS3427]  Christian Social Teaching: Ecumenical Perspectives

Semester II
tuesday 16:30 - 18:15

Course Information

Professor: KERAMIDAS, Dimitrios, JANAS, Piotr
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Language: English

Cycle: I, II, III
Semester II
tuesday 16:30 - 18:15


The seminar proposes a presentation of the main documents of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches on social teaching (encyclicals, conciliar decisions, declarations, etc.). Τhese texts cover a wide range of themes – human person, family, ecological crisis, international community, and public health, etc. – and encourage both inter-Christian encounters and inter-disciplinary dialogue in the process of their reception by the ecclesial bodies and application to the civil society.

The seminar will thus support a contextual-thematic presentation of the Christian Social Teaching from a social science and theological viewpoint and according to an ecumenical perspective. The seminar’s program include also visits of officials of the curial dicasteries.


“Bases of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church” (2000);
“The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World” (2016);
“For the Life of the World. Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church” (2020).
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2004);
Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in veritate (2009);
Pope Francis, Laudato si' (2015);
Pope Francis, Fratelli tutti (2020);
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Other material will be provided during the seminar.