HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND THE CHURCHES

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND THE CHURCHES

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Code
80508
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophical Methods)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

History of Christianity is a discipline that presents the development of Christianity, of its ecclesiastic structures and its dogmas, with a special focus on the relations between philosophical knowledge and religious intuition.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will have a strong grasp of the historical development of Christianity from its origins to the 20th century and of its essential moments: the early Christian Church, the Councils of the 4th and 5th century, medieval Church, Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the Church in the Modern Age. Students will study a particularly meaningful period in the history of Christian Churches in order to understand their plurality and how they tend to unity.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course goal is to present the characteristics and the lines of development of the main confessions of the Christian faith, in their structuring between East and West, between Roman Catholicism and the Reformed Churches. The general part of the study of the program requires to be combined by the in depht examination of the decisive moments of the Christian adventure in history. The discipline aims to increase the understanding of the religious genesis of those theoretical figures, who have animated the history of philosophy in the last two millennia.

PREREQUISITES

A good aptitude for the study of history is required, and also an attitude of open-mindedness to the confrontation with the great religious perspectives, elaborated over the centuries.

Teaching methods

The didactic consists of frontal lectures, and includes the screening of particularly significant films, at the teacher’s choice.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Dynamics of faith and crisis of salvation in the tragic Christianity of Sergio Quinzio

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

G. L. Potestà - G. Vian, Storia del Cristianesimo, II ed., Il Mulino, Bologna 2014.

S. Quinzio, Un commento alla Bibbia, IV ed., Adelphi, Milano 2008 (without Act of the Apostles, Letters of St. Paul, Letters of the other Apostles).

 

For students not attending, also

S. Zanardi, La filosofia di Antonio Rosmini di fronte alla Congregazione dell’Indice. 1850-1854, Presentazione di L. Malusa, Prefazione di F. De Giorgi, Franco Angeli, Milano 2018.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: For students: Friday 10-12 AM. For graduating students: Friday 4-6 PM (by appointment). Professor De Lucia's office is in via Balbi 4 (2nd floor).

Exam Board

PAOLO DE LUCIA (President)

STEFANIA ZANARDI

OSCAR MEO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The didactic consists of frontal lectures, and includes the screening of particularly significant films, at the teacher’s choice.

LESSONS START

Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

ORARI

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HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND THE CHURCHES

EXAMS

Exam description

The Exam takes place through an oral examination.

Assessment methods

Evaluation of the knowledge component: up to 15/30; Evaluation of the processing capacities: up to 10/30; Evaluation of the communication skills: up to 5/30.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/12/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
29/01/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale