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Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa

Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa

Il Corso di Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa (DSC) è quanto più classico ci possa essere: presenta gli insegnamenti del magistero ecclesiale degli ultimi cento anni.
Non si pensi però che Leone XIII sia l’iniziatore di tale impegno specifico. Esso nasce di fatto con il mondo moderno, cioè con il Rinascimento. Si veda per rendersene conto di persona la preziosa e classica raccolta in 4 volumi: La doctrine sociale de l'Église à travers les siècles : documents pontificaux du XVe au XXe siècle : textes originaux et trad. / publ. et introd. par Arthur F. Utz, 1973, Fribourg- Paris, Valores - Beauchesne.
 

Eastern Church history and cultural landmarks

Eastern Church history and cultural landmarks

This course will look at some issues of theological controversy between East and West (e.g. Filioque) and some areas of doctrine and practice traditionally distinctive of Eastern Christianity (e.g. theology of the icon), as well as areas of theology and church life that show especial vitality today. Through a variety of readings, including some patristic and liturgical texts, it will try to convey the connections between spiritual life and worship, theology, and the response of the Church to the world.

Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology

This course explores the mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. The basic document is Lumen Gentium. The aim is to examine questions regarding origin, nature, structure, and mission of the Church. At the end of the course, the students will have a better understanding of the the nature, the structure, the work of the Church, and a better understanding of the ecclesiological teaching of the Second Vatican Council.
 

Ecumenical Biblical Hermeneutics

Ecumenical Biblical Hermeneutics

This course allows students to explore the Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant understandings, interpretations and uses of Scripture. The course introduces students to several contextual and traditional practices of hermeneutics in biblical studies. They will learn to read the Bible from various perspectives by engaging in a series of exegetical exercises and developing an exegetical study of selected biblical texts. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore the use of the Bible in pastoral setting: namely, how various approaches and readings impact social and ethical life of believing communities.

Ecumenical Hagiography

Ecumenical Hagiography

In the lives of the sains lifes " lives" the Christian vision of God, man, and the world which stand all​ out very clearly. Men can learn almost as much about the real meaning of Christianity from the legends of the saints produced within the tradition of the Church as from the authentic lives themselves. Through the reading and studying the lifes of the saints​ who arrived before us in the promised land​, we came to know how God works in the daily lives of Christians and how faith can be lived not only in good times but especially during persecution and suffering. This helps us to appreciate more our faith and make us grow in loving our brothers as part of God's providence.

Ecumenical Theology

Ecumenical Theology

As reasoned discourse about God ecumenical theology is focussing on God’s will for unity among Christians. In brief words we can even say: Ecumenical theology is theological reflection on the unity of the Church as it is willed by God. And as a way of reflection of the Christian faith on its own nature, ecumenical theology is dealing with the different theologies being in dialogue with one another in the ecumenical movement. Ecumenical theology tries to bring these different theologies into a dialogue.

History of the Ecumenical Movement

History of the Ecumenical Movement


Like all movements, ecumenism had its beginnings and thus it has a history to be studied. History helps us to see the evolution and growth of The ecumenical movement in seeking to recover the apostolic sense of the early church for unity in diversity while it confronts the frustrations, difficulties, and ironies of the modern pluralistic world. It is a lively reassessment of the historical sources and destiny of what followers perceive to be the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church of Jesus Christ.

Introduction to Catholic Tradition

Introduction to Catholic Tradition

This course gives a survey on the Catholic tradition by examining a series of documents like Lumen Gentium and other documents of Vatican II to show that the Catholic Church does not possess one rite only, but that she embraces all the ancient rites of Christendom and thus her unity consists not in a mechanical uniformity of all her parts, but on the contrary, in their variety, according in one principle and vivified by it. The readings of the documents enable to see the Church’s intent to move always in the direction of unity.

Introduction to Protestant Tradition

Introduction to Protestant Tradition

This course helps us to get in touch and explore with the this 16th century religious movement the originated in western Europe over against the prevailing Roman Catholicism. Conceived originally by its leaders in northern Europe and British Isles as a reform of Catholicism, it soon broke with the Catholic Church. This course explores and studies various documents like The Augsburg Confession, the Second Helvetic Confession, the Strassburg Liturgy to get an appreciation of of the reformed theological and liturgical trends.

Introduzione al diritto canonico

Introduzione al diritto canonico

Questo corso si prefigge lo scopo di fornire allo studente gli strumenti per un corretto e agevole approccio al Diritto canonico, oltre a consentire uno studio, quanto più possibile chiaro ed esaustivo, su gli argomenti principali, o di primaria importanza che lo compongono (norme generali, la potestà di governo nella Chiesa, il popolo di Dio, il matrimonio, ecc…). Desidera offrire quegli strumenti base per una corretta e agevole lettura del testo legislativo, aiutando, nel contempo, a identificare le varie parti che lo compongono.

Introduzione alla dottrina sociale della Chiesa

Introduzione alla dottrina sociale della Chiesa

Questo corso si propone di illustrare in modo sintetico la ricca e viva esperienza della Chiesa, che si è sforzata di applicare i principi del vangelo alle realtà delle società in costante mutamento, alla luce della riflessione cristiana e dello studio razionale.

La grazia e le virtù

La grazia e le virtù

Il corso si propone di studiare la Grazia e le Virtù seguendo i relativi trattati che dedica loro Tommaso d'Aquino nella sua Somma Teologica. Essi fanno parte della morale speciale che ha come oggetto gli atti morali concreti e specifici che si esprimono nelle virtù o nei vizi loro opposti. Il comportamento umano trova il suo equilibrio, la sua profondità e incisività nella misura in cui si radica nell'ambito della grazia e, quindi, delle virtù teologali.

Liturgy

Liturgy

Liturgy is primary theology . It is theology in practice. This introductory course in contemporary liturgy explores basic theological principles and foundational pastoral practices contained in the current normative Roman Catholic documents concerning the liturgy.

Liturgy Part One

Liturgy Part One

The course provides the theological and historical foundations for understanding the evolution of Christian liturgical forms, and pastoral practice. The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present.

Liturgy Part Two

Liturgy Part Two

The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present. Attention will be given to the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, and critical approaches to liturgical practice.

Methods in Ecumenical Dialogue

Methods in Ecumenical Dialogue

Ecumenical dialogue requires a methodology to move from disagreement to consensus. The aim of this methodology is to allow participants to avoid the pitfalls of terminological confusion and to understand how to move from initial convergence to practical agreements. Ecumenical methods also include the understanding of ecumenical guidelines and the ‘art’ of drafting joint statements. This is a multi-disciplinary course whose objective is to provide practical and innovative perspectives for all those interested in ecumenical progress, both locally and through formal institutional mechanisms.

Sacramental life, part Two

Sacramental life, part Two

This course is a historical, systematic, and pastoral study of the sacraments of healing (reconciliation, sacrament of the sick), sacraments of vocation (marriage and orders) in Roman Catholic

Sacramental life, parts One

Sacramental life, parts One

This course is a historical, systematic, and pastoral study of the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist), in Roman Catholic practice.

Storia del Pensiero Sociale Cristiano I

Storia del Pensiero Sociale Cristiano I

Accanto al Corso di Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa si pone necessariamente quello della Storia del pensiero sociale cristiano. I pensatori cristiani sono essenziali dentro e fuori la Chiesa. Essi aiutano a sistematizzare l’esperienza ecclesiale nel sociale e forniscono il necessario supporto di rapporto con il pensiero e la realtà sociale extra-ecclesiale. Per ora presentiamo il solo capitolo dedicato a Tommaso d'Aquino, ma facendo rilevare la provenienza e le future evoluzioni dei problemi da lui trattati.
 

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