Orthodox Christian Theology and Religious Pluralism (ORTH)

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The present PSP aims to approach the history and evolution of the various forms of Orthodox Christian theological thought and action, viewed in the context of multi-cultural and multi-religious societies, by examining what we know about how individuals and societies used these forms through the ages.


Upon successful completion of the PSP, students will have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to understand and discuss:

  • The historical beginnings of Christianity and its relations with the wider socio-political and philosophical contexts.
  • The evolution of the dominant religious viewpoints (dogmas) and their differences both inside and outside of a given religious community.
  • The Orthodox Christian tradition and the role it has played in both the evolution of the various national Churches and the development of inter-Orthodox relations.
  • The influence of Christianity on the function of social institutions and cultural traditions.
  • The historical relations between Christianity and other religions, such as Judaism and Islam, in addition the relations between the Orthodox churches, the Roman Catholic church, and the Protestant religious communities and churches.
  • The dialectical interaction between Orthodox theology and modern scholarly, philosophical, and social trends.

Curriculum Academic Credits (ECTS):120

The minimum required duration to complete the program is two (2) academic terms.

UNESCO ISCED-2011 Classification

  • According to field of education: 22 Humanities
  • According to education level: 7

UNESCO ISCED-2013 Classification

  • According to field of education: 0221-Religion & Theology

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.


Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)


For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

The Postgraduate Studies Program “Orthodox Christian Theology and Religious Pluralism” is organized in two (2) academic terms of study, which include four (4) thematic units and the preparation of a diploma thesis. The minimum required duration to complete the program is two (2) years. The total number of academic credits (ECTS) required to earn the Postgraduate Specialization Diploma (PSD) are 120.

1st Year

2nd Year

C¹: Compulsory


Instructions for the declaration of a unit.
Students in the first (1st) term who select only one (1) T.U. must select ORTH50, while those who select two (2) may select ORTH50 and ORTH60. Students who select three (3) T.U. may also select ORTH51 (either having first completed ORTH50 and ORTH60, or attending them concurrently with ORTH51).

Students in the second (2nd) term may only select ORTH61 if they have first successfully completed at least one (1) of the T.U. from the first term.

Students may elect to prepare their PDT either concurrently with their participation in ORTH61 or after completing it.

Students may present their PDT after successfully completing all four (4) T.U.

When selecting T.U.s, students must first pass all the available T.U.s that belong to the previous term and then select T.U.s belonging to the next term.

To complete the PSP in two academic terms, students must successfully complete at least three T.U. in the first term, and one T.U. in the second term concurrently with the preparation of their PDT, in accordance with the aforementioned instructions


Christos Karagiannis, Associate Professor
Field of Specialization: The Old Testament

e-mail: karagiannis.christos@ac.eap.gr

Tuition fees for each Thematic Unit are 650€, and the total tuition fees for the Postgraduate Study Program are 3.250€.

For information about the programme contact:

Student Registration Department
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00
Contact Number: 2610367317
Εmail: orth@eap.gr

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