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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Course unit
THEORIES AND METHODS OF THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS
SUP4064146, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
IA0280, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination THEORIES AND METHODS OF THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction French
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO SCARPI 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-STO/06 History of Religions 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2014
End of activities 24/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 SCARPI PAOLO (Presidente)
CREMONESI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
PAVAN TIBERIA (Supplente)
ZAGO MICHELA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The course is oriented to delve and to perfect the methods employed to examine the religious fact, which will be wholly analyzed (since its origin and its development to its persistence). The religious fact offers the fundamental and general principles needed to carry out a research on religions. Simultaneously, this course poses a comparative outlook about the historical process of some of the historical-religious problems. Both principles and comparative outlook are supplementary, and they influence each other. Thus, they have to be constantly questioned, and accordingly, it is necessary also to review and to revisit the notion of Religion.
Examination methods: Interview.
Assessment criteria: Ability to explain the different data analysed during the course.
Ability to explain and to compare (within its context) the various phenomena analysed during the course.
Course unit contents: In this course the story of the study of religions will be analyzed, since its origins (linked to linguistics approaches), the evolutionary anthropology and the phenomenology, to the story of religions. During the course, the notions of "religion" and "god" will be analysed, as well as topics such as the construction of the "sacred", the "eschaton", the "death" and the "afterlife", or the "human's fate", that will be studied from a wide perspective, taking into account the different religious ways to perceive them.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures and reading of selected texts.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The lectures will be in French. Hence, during the course, selected educational materials will be at the student's disposal.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Paolo Scarpi, Si fa presto a dire Dio. Milano: Ponte alle Graze, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dario Sabbatucci, La prospettiva storico-religiosa. Roma Milano: Edizioni SEAM, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Filoramo, M. Massenzio, M. Raveri, P. Scarpi, Manuale di storia delle religioni. Roma - Bari: Laterza, 1998. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vittorio Lanternari, L'"incivilimento dei barbari". Bari: edizioni Dedalo, 1983. Cerca nel catalogo