Module 1 + Module 2
Early Christian Literature (Prof. Rota) + Biblical Exegesis (Prof. Rota)
The integrated course on Early Christian Literature (Early Christian Literature LM + Biblical Exegesis) contributes to the acquisition of advanced methodological skills in linguistic-philological studies, aimed at the translation, analysis, and critical understanding of exegetical texts in Greek and Latin. To achieve the educational objectives, direct reading and in-depth interpretation of the monographic course texts are included in the lectures, supported by other assisted teaching activities aimed at initiating individual research paths. Students will apply their disciplinary knowledge in the independent development of a short research project on a chosen topic, translating and analyzing texts using appropriate bibliographic tools and methodologies.
At the conclusion of the course, students should have gained the ability to confidently tackle the translation of even complex texts, as well as the ability to communicate the results of their study and research clearly and eloquently.
- Knowledge and Understanding
The integrated course on Early Christian Literature will enable students to acquire knowledge through targeted teaching interventions such as lectures, seminars, and exercises.
- Applying Knowledge and Understanding
The study of the Judaic-Hellenistic historical context and the synoptic analysis of the most characteristic aspects of early Christian literary manifestations will lead to an understanding of the fundamental developments in testamentary exegesis in Greek and Latin, as well as the content of the examined literary texts. This knowledge will broaden the students' literary reference horizon considerably and provide them with a better contextualization of critical-textual aspects, which are essential for a comprehensive understanding of contemporary theological and literary dynamics.
- Making Judgements
At the end of the course, based on analytical knowledge both in theoretical, linguistic, and literary aspects, students should have developed the ability to collect data and critically interpret ancient Christian texts, as well as to formulate autonomous and motivated judgments about them and the socio-cultural context in which they are situated.
- Communication Skills
At the conclusion of the course, students should have acquired the ability to accurately communicate both literary and extra-literary contents and to develop clear transversal historical-literary pathways.
- Learning Skills
The theoretical and disciplinary commitment should provide students with methodological mastery and learning skills that are useful for future professions related to teaching and communication.