The course will trace the process of definition and institutionalization of the Christian catholic church. The institutional analysis will be accompanied by an examination of the "making" of the orthodoxy and of the theology, showing the dynamics of inclusion (orthodoxy) and of exclusion (heterodoxy) which will build the religious conformity. A special attention, finally, will be devoted to the religious movements as pauperismus and prophetic groups
Gian Luca Potestà, L'ultimo Messia. Profezia e sovranità nel Medioevo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014
Giacomo Todeschini, Ricchezza francescana. Dalla povertà volontaria alla società di mercato, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004
L. Paolini, Le piccole volpi. Chese ed eretici nel Medioevo, Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2014
Materials (papers, articles, books and sources) used and commented during the course are available for students in Moodle platform and are not mandatory for the final exam but recommended
- To provide essential knowledge of History of Christian Church in the Middle Ages and its disciplinary tools
- to provide the basic concepts and specific terminology of History of the christianismus and of the christian Church;
- to develop essential knowledge of bibliographic and digital tools for the study of the discipline;
- to stimulate intellectual participation and a correct and profitable teacher-student relationship
Attendance is required for at least 2/3rds of the course. No provisions and specific exams for non-attending students, excepts for part-time students who must contacte the professor at the beginning of the course in order to agree upon a specific program.
Type of Assessment
The exam is oral for all students, even those who do not attend lectures and exchange students (Erasmus and other programmes) The test consists of questions on the following specific topics:
- Knowledge of the history of the Christian Church and of the heresies;
- Knowledge of the historical phenomena ;
- Ability to use appropriately the terminology of the discipline.
Students must demonstrate sufficient knowledge in all three parts to pass the exam. The marks obtained in the three parts are totalled to yield the final mark.
The course will trace the process of definition and institutionalization of the Christian church, showing the historical transition which brought the Christian Churches at the division between Greek Church and Latin Church. The institutional analysis will be accompanied by an examination of the "making" of the orthodoxy and of the theology, showing the dynamics of inclusion (orthodoxy) and of exclusion (heterodoxy) which will build the religious conformity. A special attention, finally, will be devoted to the religious movements as pauperismus, highlighting their ambivalence: from the legitimation of imperial power, to the complete renewal of the society.