Teo 208 [Patriarch Athenagoras – Chiara Lubich Chair] The Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church: quaestiones selectae
History and Perspectives of the Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches: quaestiones selectae
Class hours and workshops: 42
Credits (ECTS): 6
Int 113 History and Perspectives of Ecumenical Dialogue
Class hours and workshops: 21
Credits (ECTS): 3
LM-OT – Specialization in Theology
Year: 1st – 2nd
class appointments are scheduled at the beginning of the academic year
LM-CU – Specialization in Communication Peace and Dialogue
Course held in Italian
The course is divided into three parts:
1 – in the first part, of general and introductory nature, the fundamental elements, especially theological, related to the history of ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church as a whole since the Second Vatican Council are offered. The historical profile of the break in full communion between the Church of the West and the Church of the East is examined and reconstructed through the phases and main documents of theological dialogue, identifying the questions that are still open;
2 – in the second part, more specific and brief in nature, the history of the charismatic encounter between Patriarch Athenagoras and Chiara Lubich is retraced, identifying the fruitful outcome all the way to the establishment of the ecumenical Chair bearing the same name, and illustrating the original method of dialogue that it proposes;
3 – in the third, finally, the most substantial part, selected themes are studied every year, with the help of exponents of the Orthodox Church, exploring the liturgical, spiritual and theological tradition of the Christian East and offering the possibility for a direct experience of dialogue.
For the first part:
- Documents of Vatican II (Unitatis redintegratio Decree) and of the Pontifical Magisterium (in particolar, of John Paul II: Slavorum Apostoli, Orientale lumen, Ut unum sint);
- Documents of the International Mixed Commission of Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church as a whole;
- MORANDI S., Teologia dell’ecumenismo, EDB, Bologna 2019.
For the second part:
- Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Per una cultura dell’unità nella diversità, (Le Cattedre di Sophia), Città Nuova, Roma 2016;
- “Una porta aperta in cielo”. Una cattedra nel solco di Chiara Lubich e del Patriarca Athenagoras, (Tracce di ecumenismo) Città Nuova, Roma 2022.
For the third part: bibliographical indications will be given based on the specific themes addressed in the course.
Before applying to Sophia
CHOOSING A DEGREE
First of all, explore the courses of the various Master’s and Doctoral Degree programmes offered by Sophia University Institute [continue]
Once a possible study path at Sophia has been identified, verify the application requirements and begin the enrolment process to receive feedback [continue]
Together with the Foundation “For Sophia”, the University provides financial aid and merit-based scholarships [continue]
The Sophia University Institute is a centre for academic formation and research, where there is interaction between life and thought, as well as among the different cultures and disciplines, in a context with a strong relational structure. It is not a university in the classical sense of adjacent departments, but rather as a laboratory for interdisciplinary and intercultural experimentation. It thus provides a leading-edge experience on the frontier of excellence at the service of humanity and cultural development.
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
The Registrar’s Office provides administrative services for enrolment, course registration and certification of academic records [continue]
ORIENTATION AND MENTORING
New students are welcomed in a familiar and stimulating environment, accompanied step by step by the staff and tutors of the academic community
Sophia is an academic community that combines life and study with students from all over the world, so students are offered the possibility of living on campus to share their experience with others [continue]
Sophia offers an extraordinary education and life experience that has already proven its worth in the professional and academic careers of former students [continue]