HISTORY OF RELIGION

Lettere HISTORY OF RELIGION

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
HUMANITIES
2022/2023



YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2020
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO FEBBRAIO14/02/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO RISERVATO AI FUORI CORSO16/05/2023 - 09:00
RISERVATO AGLI STUDENTI CON ALMENO 162 C16/05/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO MAGGIO CORRENTE25/05/2023 - 10:00
APPELLO GIUGNO CORRENTE15/06/2023 - 10:00
APPELLO LUGLIO CORRENTE06/07/2023 - 10:00
APPELLO SETTEMBRE CORRENTE13/09/2023 - 10:00
APPELLO DICEMBRE CORRENTE14/12/2023 - 10:00
Objectives
THE COURSE CLARIFIES THE CONCEPT OF THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS BY UNDERSTANDING IT AS A RESEARCH INTO THE PAST AND PRESENT HISTORY OF MAN IN ITS FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS WITH THE AIM OF RAISING QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTING POSSIBLE ANSWERS
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT:
- WILL KNOW THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF THE DISCIPLINE THROUGH THE PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF CONCRETE HISTORICAL EXAMPLES VERIFIED IN THE LIGHT OF LIVED EXPERIENCE
- WILL DEEPEN THE KNOWLEDGE AND DEBATE ON TOPICS RELATED TO THE RELIGIOUS DIMENSION.

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- ANALYSE PAST AND PRESENT RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
- ANALYSE CONTEMPORARY REALITY WITH CRITICAL AWARENESS AND APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE
- RAISE PROBLEMS AND SUGGEST ANSWERS

AUTONOMY OF JUDGEMENT
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- DEEPEN HIS ABILITY TO ANALYSE REALITY IN ITS CULTURAL ASPECTS LINKED TO THE RELIGIOUS DIMENSION
- BROADEN HIS AUTONOMY OF JUDGEMENT DEVELOPED THROUGH THE REASONED STUDY AND USE OF THE PROPOSED TEXTS.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE TO NON-SPECIALIST RECIPIENTS INFORMATION, IDEAS, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN THE SPECIFIC DISCIPLINARY FIELD WITH PROPERTY OF LANGUAGE AND GOOD ARTICULATION OF THOUGHT
LEARNING SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- DEVELOP A CRITICAL AWARENESS OF ISSUES THAT ARE AS TOPICAL AS EVER IN TODAY'S MULTI-ETHNIC AND MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETIES
- DEEPEN THE ABILITY TO ANALYSE REALITY IN ITS CULTURAL ASPECTS WITH REFERENCE TO THE RELIGIOUS DIMENSION
- PROVIDE BASIC ELEMENTS OF THE DISCIPLINE AND APPROACH THE MULTICULTURAL AND MULTIRELIGIOUS ASPECT OF SOCIETY WITH EASE.
Prerequisites
THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS IS A DISCIPLINE AIMED FIRST AND FOREMOST AT THE STUDY OF THE WORLD, HUMAN NATURE AND CULTURES. IT IS THEREFORE INDISPENSABLE TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REALITY OF HUMANKIND IN THE TODAY WORLD, AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY, AS WELL AS IT IS NECESSARY A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND LANGUAGES AND CULTURES, INCLUDING ANCIENT ONES.
Contents
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF THREE MODULES: 1) INTRODUCTION 2) GENERAL PART 3) MONOGRAPHIC PART

INTRODUCTION. THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS: CONCEPTS AND METHOD (6 HOURS):

- DEFINITIONS
- METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY OF RELIGIONS


GENERAL PART. WORLD RELIGIONS THROUGH HISTORY (14 HOURS):

- CLASSIFICATION OF RELIGIONS
- COMPARATIVE OVERVIEW OF THE MAIN RELIGIOUS TYPES: ‘ANCESTRAL’ RELIGIONS; POLYTHEISM (THE ANCIENT RELIGIONS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AND AMERICA); EASTERN RELIGIONS (HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM); MONOTHEISM (JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM)


MONOGRAPHIC PART. ISLAM (10 HOURS):

- GENERAL CHARACTERS: HISTORICAL- GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT
- MAIN CONCEPTS
- ISLAM AND THE OTHER RELIGIONS
Teaching Methods

LECTURES; SEMINARS; DEBATES
Verification of learning

FINAL EXAM (ORAL). THE EXAM WILL ASSESS:

1)THE ACQUISITION OF THEORETICAL NOTIONS OF METHODOLOGY IN THE STUDY OF ANCIENT RELIGIONS
2)THE ABILITY TO CRITICALLY ANALYSE PAST AND PRESENT RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
3)THE QUALITY OF EXPOSITION, INCLUDING THE USE OF APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE, AND THE ABILITY TO DEVELOP INDEPENDENT CRITICAL THINKING (I.E. NOT MERE REPETITION OF EXPLANATIONS AND/OR READINGS) ON THEMES AND TOPICS CONCERNING RELIGIONS AND THEIR CULTURAL CONTEXTS
Texts
FIRST PART: LECTURE NOTES

SECOND PART: P. CORRENTE, DIONISO E GLI DEI MORENTI. STORIA DELLA MORTE E RESURREZIONE DIVINA NELLE ANTICHE MITOLOGIE MEDITERRANEE, MILANO-UDINE: MIMESIS, 2021.

THIRD PART: A. SCHIMMEL, L’ISLAM, MILANO: GARZANTI, 1992
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