Early cristianity

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of the history of ancient Christianity and the tools necessary to understand the main aspects (historical, theological, ecclesiological and regarding heresy) of Christianity from the age of origin to late antiquity.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired the epistemological foundations of the discipline and the coordination essential for the critical knowledge of Christian origins, the main historiographic traditions that concern them and the historical-critical instrumentation that, in this tradition of research, has been refined by the most significant methodological schools; historical and geographical. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the research and analysis of sources. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning, through which the foundations for the critical exegesis of the ancient Christian document will be made available to the student, both in terms of the content and that of the different "specific languages" adopted by the authors.
Participation in meetings and seminars organized within 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
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Mary of Magdala. Metamorphosis of a Woman
Part 1: topic Frameworks of religious history
Part 2: topic Religious History in the Middle Ages
Part 3: topic: Mary of Magdala
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. 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 and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Module 1
Storia del cristianesimo, II: Il medioevo (VIII-XV sec.), a cura di M. Benedetti, Roma, Carocci, 20173, capp. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6


Module 2
Storia del cristianesimo, II: Il medioevo (VIII-XV sec.), a cura di M. Benedetti, Roma, Carocci, 20173, capp. 8, 9, 10, 12, 14


- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Module 1
Storia del cristianesimo, II: Il medioevo (VIII-XV sec.), a cura di M. Benedetti, Roma, Carocci, 20173, capp. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Module 2
Storia del cristianesimo, II: Il medioevo (VIII-XV sec.), a cura di M. Benedetti, Roma, Carocci, 20173, capp. 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14

Module 3
A. Valerio, Maria Maddalena. Equivoci, storie, rappresentazioni, Bologna, il Mulino, 2020

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Module 1
Storia del cristianesimo, II: Il medioevo (VIII-XV sec.), a cura di M. Benedetti, Roma, Carocci, 20173, capp. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Module 2
Storia del cristianesimo, II: Il medioevo (VIII-XV sec.), a cura di M. Benedetti, Roma, Carocci, 20173, capp. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Module 1
Storia del cristianesimo, II: Il medioevo (VIII-XV sec.), a cura di M. Benedetti, Roma, Carocci, 20173, capp. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,


Module 2
Storia del cristianesimo, II: Il medioevo (VIII-XV sec.), a cura di M. Benedetti, Roma, Carocci, 20173, capp. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Module 3
A. Valerio, Maria Maddalena. Equivoci, storie, rappresentazioni, Bologna, il Mulino, 2020
I mille volti della Maddalena, a cura di E. Lupieri, Roma, Carocci, 2020


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 interrogation;
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy and clarity of exposition;
- 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
Professor(s)