Eastern Christian Ecclesiology

This is a course in Eastern Christian Ecclesiology in which practical and theoretical perspectives will be considered. Three main perspectives will be presented. The first perspective is historical, reflecting on the ideas of the Church. The second perspective will be contemporary, reflecting on the ideas of the Church in the Orthodox diaspora. The third perspective will be canonical reflecting on regulations of the Church.

Efter kursen förväntas studenten:

  • demonstrate knowledge of how ideas of the Church have emerged in history
  • show an understanding of the discussion on the nature and life of the Church in the twentieth century orthodox diaspora
  • be able to identify differences and similarities in Church Law and Church Order between Rome and Byzantium
  • demonstrate an awareness of the nature of ecclesiological studies and how various perspectives can be integrated

Hovorun, Cyril D., 2015. Meta-Ecclesiology: Chronicles of Church Awareness. New York, NY: Pagrave Macmillan. (164 p)

Gallagher, Clarence, 2002. Church Law and Church Order in Rome and Byzantium: A Comparative Study (Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies) Abingdon & Oxford: Routledge. (294 pp.)

Ormerod, Neill, 2002. “The Structure of Systematic Ecclesiology”, in Theological Studies 63 (2002), pp. 3-30. (28 pp.)

Plekon, Michael, 2003. Tradition alive: on the church and the Christian life in our time. Oxford, UK: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. (234 pp.)

Schemat finns tillgängligt senast en månad innan kursen startar. Vi rekommenderar inte att du skriver ut schemat eftersom vissa ändringar kan ske.

Öppna schemat

Adriana Bara




A = Framstående, B = Mycket bra, C = Bra, D = Tillfredsställande, E = Tillräcklig, Fx = Otillräcklig, komplettering möjlig, F = Otillräcklig


  • Hemtentamen
  • PM
  • Seminarier

Grundläggande behörighet.

Completion of a course requires a minimum of 80% attendance at lectures and 100% attendance at seminars/group work and other assignments. Absence beyond that can be compensated by supplementing assignment(s) if the instructor finds it possible. In case of an absence of 50% or more, the course is considered as interrupted, even if assignments have been completed.

If a student due to disability has a decision from the EHS on special pedagogical support, the examiner shall, if necessary, adapt the examination and conduct the examination in an alternative way.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 22 januari 2020.