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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Course unit
INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT CHRISTIAN GREEK AND LATIN LITERATURE
SUP4063657, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
IA0280, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT CHRISTIAN GREEK AND LATIN LITERATURE
Website of the academic structure http://www.dissgea.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IA0280-000ZZ-2017-SUP4063657-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction French
Branch PADOVA
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Lecturers
Teacher in charge PIER FRANCO BEATRICE

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP4063657 INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT CHRISTIAN GREEK AND LATIN LITERATURE PIER FRANCO BEATRICE LE0612

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-FIL-LET/06 Ancient Christian Literature 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second 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 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 BEATRICE PIER FRANCO (Presidente)
BOSSINA LUCIANO (Membro Effettivo)
VERONESE MARIA (Supplente)
2 Commissione 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 BEATRICE PIER FRANCO (Presidente)
BOSSINA LUCIANO (Membro Effettivo)
VERONESE MARIA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in Literature, History or Philosophy.
Target skills and knowledge: It is the aim of the course to offer the preliminary linguistic and historical knowledge and the necessary methodological tools for the critical study of ancient Christian literature.
Examination methods: Final oral exam.
Assessment criteria: Grading will take into consideration the knowledge of the subject, the clarity of the exposition, the cleverness at arguing.
Course unit contents: The witness of Irenaeus of Lyons on the formation of the New Testament canon in the second century CE. The main theme of the course is the exposition of the biblical and theological thought of Irenaeus of Lyons, in particular of his theory of the Fourfold Gospel, which he develops against the Gnostic heresies of his time. Attention will focus on the third book of his great treatise "Against Heresies", both in its Latin version and in its Greek original fragments.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Seminar teaching based on the reading of Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies, Book III.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes from the lessons. Further bibliographical information will be given during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bernard POUDERON (sous la direction de), Histoire de la littérature grecque chrétienne, vol. II: De Paul apotre à Irénée de Lyon. Paris: Les Editions du Cerf, 2013.
  • Irénée de Lyon, Contre les hérésies, vol. 3/2. Texte et traduction, édition critique par Adelin ROUSSEAU et Louis DOUTRELEAU. Paris: Les Editions du Cerf, 1974. Sources Chrétiennes vol. 211