University of Eastern Finland
Continuing Education Centre, Open University
ORTHODOX THEOLOGY, 25 credit units, belongs to theology studies, the Eastern Tradition. Orthodox Theology within the Church means believing in the divine revelation and its manifestation in religious life. Theology as a field of study at the university aims at introducing the Orthodox Tradition, i.e. the thinking and teaching of the Church as well as the theological thinking based on it. Orthodox Theology emphasizes the joint influence of belief and mystery which opens new vistas for research. The basic studies aquaint the student with the history and theology of the Orthodox Church, until today. Students may study the Basic Study Unit of Orthodox Theology (25 cr) at their own pace, completing assignments and corresponding with the instructor and the tutor via e-mail, fax or letter. A student who completes this course of Orthodox Theology will get a diploma from the University of Joensuu.