Church history

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the general lines of the history of Christian churches and the necessary tools to navigate the problems posed by a two-thousand-year-old event. Particular attention is given to the relationship between texts and images, sources and studies. The course is divided into three modules: the third module is reserved for the more in-depth study of a figure or a particularly significant moment for the history of the church.
Expected learning outcomes
To take the exam successfully, the student will have to demonstrate a complete knowledge of the materials of the course and must be able to master the specific language of the discipline, with a clear, orderly and systematic exhibition, demonstrating autonomous and personal skills for the redrafting of the content. The achievement of these objectives allows the student to pass on to a discussion with the teacher in the classroom; the discussion of the gradually proposed sources (available in the space dedicated to the course on ARIEL) will be a moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in seminars and meetings proposed by the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, in synchronous via Microsoft Teams.
On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the program and its related documents (bibliography etc).
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Parallel Lives. The Problem of the Biography of Jesus in the Modern Age
Part 1: Introduction to the History of the Church
Part 2: Parallel Histories. The Roman Church and the Evangelical Churches from XVI to XX Century
Part 3: The Abrégé de la vie de Jésus-Christ by Pascal and Das Leben Jesu by Hegel
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu: Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (part 1 and 2). Knowledge of the following volumes: F. Bolgiani, Introduzione alla "Storia della Cristianesimo" ed alla "Storia della Chiesa", Morcelliana, Brescia 2017; Cristianesimo, a cura di G. Filoramo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2018 (essays of D. Menozzi and F. Ferrario)
- Programme for 9 cfu: Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (part 1, 2 and 3). Knowledge of the following volumes: F. Bolgiani, Introduzione alla "Storia della Cristianesimo" ed alla "Storia della Chiesa", Morcelliana, Brescia 2017; Cristianesimo, a cura di G. Filoramo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2018 (essays of D. Menozzi and F. Ferrario); B. Pascal, Compendio della vita di Gesù Cristo, a cura di M. Ranchetti, Quodlibet, Macerata 2013; G.W.F. Hegel, Vita di Gesù, a cura di A. Negri, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2014
Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu: Knowledge of F. Bolgiani, Introduzione alla "Storia della Cristianesimo" ed alla "Storia della Chiesa", Morcelliana, Brescia 2017; Cristianesimo, a cura di G. Filoramo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2018 (essays of D. Menozzi and F. Ferrario); M. Pesce, Il cristianesimo, Gesù e la modernità. Una relazione complessa, Carocci, Roma 2018
Programme for 9 cfu: Knowledge of F. Bolgiani, Introduzione alla "Storia della Cristianesimo" ed alla "Storia della Chiesa", Morcelliana, Brescia 2017; Cristianesimo, a cura di G. Filoramo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2018 (essays of D. Menozzi and F. Ferrario); B. Pascal, Compendio della vita di Gesù Cristo, a cura di M. Ranchetti, Quodlibet, Macerata 2013; M. Pesce, Il cristianesimo, Gesù e la modernità. Una relazione complessa, Carocci, Roma 2018

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/07 - HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/07 - HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/07 - HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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