Philosophy of Religion (p) (2013/2014)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Gianluca Solla
Gianluca Solla
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem IB dal Nov 18, 2013 al Jan 19, 2014.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Philosophy of religion is the meeting point between the philosophical ability to ask questions and the centrality of theological themes within western culture. It brings in important issues that affect human conduct as such, individual and social. The issues are discussed taking into account the historical context, but with prevailing theoretical commitment. Knowledge and various skills (historical, political, legal, theological) are part of this discipline as proper setting for further interdisciplinary developments.


Title: The body as a cut. The circumcision

Continuing a research on the implications of the concept of “incarnation” and on theological materials from which the Western idea of the body was formed, the course aims to provide an opportunity for reflecting on the notion of “cutting” as an essential step for a rethinking of human singularity (male and female).


1. Paul of Tarsus, Epistle to the Romans (also available on the web).
2. Jacques Lacan, Il seminario. Libro X. L’angoscia. 1962-1963, Einaudi, Torino 2007 (choice of chapters)*.

For not attending students is suggested reading:
3. Jean-Luc Nancy, Corpus, Cronopio, Napoli 2007 (up to page 51).

* Please, refer to the website of the teacher for more precise indications, updates or proposals for reading when the course has started. Based on the performance of the course additions or changes of the program will be possible.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam