M-STO/07 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Learning various methodologies, the historical and historiographical guidelines of the Early Christianity.

Course Structure

The course will be mainly based on lectures, giving space to moments of discussion and debate animated by students. The lectures will be integrated by slides and other useful tools to improve the understanding of the proposed topics.

The materials used (powerpoints, papers, sources) will be made available on the STUDIUM.

Detailed Course Content

Introduction to the History of the Early Christianity with particular attention to the following topics: Jesus of Nazareth – Christianity /Christianities - The Canon and the Sacred Scriptures - Pagans and Christians - Christian Emperors.

Textbook Information

Modulo A (3 CFU):

- Storia del cristianesimo. I. L’età antica (secoli I-VII), a cura di E. Prinzivalli, Carocci, Roma 2015: capp. 1-2-3-4 (pp. 15-158) - 6-7-8 (pp. 185-280).


Modulo B (3 CFU):

- Lettera a Diogneto, a cura di Fabio Ruggiero, Città Nuova, Roma 2020, pp.176.

- T. Sardella, La fine del mondo antico e il problema storiografico della Tarda Antichità: il ruolo del cristianesimo, in ‘Chaos e Chosmos’ 14 (2013), pp. 1-40 (www.chaosekosmos.it).


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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