History of Religions (i) FI (2006/2007)

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Course code
4S01374
Name of lecturer
Pier Angelo Carozzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/06 - HISTORY OF RELIGIONS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2nd semester dal Feb 19, 2007 al Jun 1, 2007.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

History of Religions is both an historical and religious discipline. It’s a research based on positive-inductive investigation, philology and comparison. Terms like “religion” and “religious” are estended by historian to universal words: religion becomes a concrete universal.

Syllabus

Contents of the course:
1. Preliminary section. Historical acquaintance of different kinds of religion and of the issues that appear connected to the development of the discipline `till our days.
2. Monographic section. The debate on monotheism. The course aims at investigating, from an historical-comparative perspective, the issue of the relationship between polytheism-henotheism-monolatry and monotheism in the historical-religious historiography, with particular reference to Raffaele Petazzoni’s studies. Reading of a mystical text as historical source.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral interview. Students from the four-year degree must agree an additional bibliography with the professor.