History of christianity

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 Christianity, focusing primarily on the medieval centuries, and the necessary tools to understand the main aspects and developments of Latin Christianity.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to provide the guidelines of the history of Christianity through some thematic elements (monasticism, ecclesiastical institutions, expansion of Christianity through the crusades) to focus on religious history in the Middle Ages (the Papacy, beggars, sanctity and hagiography, heresy and inquisition) and on the protagonists of the main events of the history of Christianity through the use of sources and international historical debate. 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. 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 in synchronous format via Microsoft Teams
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Mary of Magdala. Metamorphosis of a Woman
Part 1: Frameworks of religious history
Part 2: Religious History in the Middle Ages
Part 3: 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)