EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE (UNIT B)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
In-depth knowledge of early Christian literature, with particular reference to the treatment of the literary genres and to their evolution.
Having obtained 5 university credits (Unit A) in the subject area of “Early Christian Literature”
Course contents summary
The course will focus on the evolution of Early Christian literary genres, in particular on the develpment of the literary genre of daemonology. The role and the most peculiar features of the Antichrist will be taken under close consideration.
1 J. Schrijnen, I caratteri del latino cristiano antico; con un’appendice di Christine Mohrmann: dopo quarant’anni, ed. it. Pàtron, Bologna 2002.
2 Octavius. Un contraddittorio del III secolo su paganesimo e cristianesimo, Edizioni Associate 2008).
3 C. Moreschini, E. Norelli, Storia della letteratura cristiana antica greca e latina, ed. Morcelliana, Vol. I (da Paolo all'Età costantiniana).
The course consists of classroom lectures supplemented by weekly tutorials
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam on the different parts of the programme.
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