HISTORY OF RELIGIONS

HISTORY OF RELIGIONS

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Code
94736
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/06
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The History of Religions, based on the comparative method, is open by vocation to the universality of religious facts. Alien as it is, by particularisms axiological evaluations, this discipline represent in the age of globalization an essential instrument of education to pluralism and the recognition of otherness. Starting from this methodological structure, the course aims to analyze some key concepts concerning the study of religions and some concrete cases.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the acquisition of adequate methodological, historical and theoretical understanding, and of a heuristic and judgment autonomy. A closely related aim is to promote a correct and mature evaluation of the religious issues of our globalized and interreligious time, as well as orient in the peculiar problems concerning personal and collective life.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To develop the ability to engage in constructive dialogue regarding questions of religious faith and values as they are encountered in local and global cultures.

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course:

 

Part I: Introduction to the History of Religions

The first part introduce the method and object proper to the History of religions, as well as the most peculiar themes of historical-religious research. Finally, it aims to offer a critical and problematic view of the religious phonomenon in itself and in its historical dimension.

 

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course:

 

Part I: Introduction to the History of Religions

Part II: Monotheisms in question. At the root of religious violence

The second module aims to investigate, starting from the jan Assmann’s research about monotheisms, the origins of religious violence and the ways of overcoming it in the context of pluralism.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students who are taking the 6-CFU course:

- G. Filoramo, M. Massenzio, M. Raveri, P. Scarpi, Manuale di storia delle religioni, Laterza 1998, within the book, the student can choose between two alternative itineraries:

1) pp. 5-137; 161-287;

 2) pp. 173-269; 291-436.

- J. Assmann, Il disagio dei monoteismi. Sentieri teorici e autobiografici, a cura di E. Colagrossi, Morcelliana, Brescia 2016.

 

Bibliography for students who are taking the 9-CFU course:

- G. Filoramo, M. Massenzio, M. Raveri, P. Scarpi, Manuale di storia delle religioni, Laterza 1998, within the book, the student can choose between two alternative itineraries:

1) pp. 5-137; 161-287;

 2) pp. 173-269; 291-436.

- J. Assmann, Il disagio dei monoteismi. Sentieri teorici e autobiografici, a cura di E. Colagrossi, Morcelliana, Brescia 2016.

-  E. Colagrossi, Monoteismi in questione. Il pensiero di Jan Assmann tra indagine genealogica e religio duplex, Morcelliana, Brescia 2020.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The reception of students will take place by appointment

Exam Board

ELISABETTA COLAGROSSI (President)

FRANCESCO CAMERA

GERARDO CUNICO

ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

February 22, 2021

ORARI

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HISTORY OF RELIGIONS

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

The exam consists of an interview aimed at assessing the candidates’ knowledge of the contents and the bibliography list of the course. Attending students (also in a group) can write and present a short paper in class that will be taken into account for the overall mark.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/12/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
18/01/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
04/02/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is recommended.