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HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND THE CHURCHES

CODE 80508
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
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 AULAWEB

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 Lessons will hopefully be held in person, with the possibility of following remotely via the Teams Platform. In that case, the Access Code will be provided.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Modern Catholicism between Innovation and Intransigence. Rosminian Question

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gian Luca Potestà - Giovanni Vian, Storia del Cristianesimo, II ed., Il Mulino, Bologna 2014.

Autori Vari, La teologia di Antonio Rosmini sotto attacco. Consensi e dissensi su una grande sintesi filosofico-teologica, a cura di Luciano Malusa, Prefazione di Davide Bernini, Franco Angeli, Milano 2021.

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

Exam Board

PAOLO DE LUCIA (President)

STEFANIA ZANARDI

OSCAR MEO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Tuesday 1 March 2022.

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
17/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
28/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale