Religious geopolitics: Islam and Christianity in dialogue

Course Code: MTC101 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Theology - Masters • Field of study: Comparative Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Ioan Emil Jurcan
Seminar tutor: Ioan Emil Jurcan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8

Course aims:

To analyze the causes for which such manifestations have appeared over time, with a deeper or more low intensity
To analyze the causes for which such manifestations have appeared over time, with a deeper or more low intensity.
To identify and present the causes of acts of violence manifested in the name of religion over time, but more chosen in contemporary times in different parts of the world.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Religion and violence in prehistory Lecture
2. Religion and violence among ancient peoples infidel
3. Religion and violence in the Old Testament 
4. Religion and Violence in the New Testament 
5. Religion and violence in the first millennium Christian
6. Religion and violence in Islam  
7. Examples of violent religious patterns in the Middle Ages: the Crusades and the Inquisition
8. Religion, Reformation and violence in the sec. XVI 
9. Violent and bloody religions: pre-Columbians
10. Violence in the name of religion in sects neo-Protestants of the contemporary era
11. Amplification of Islamic extremism in the last decades
12. Religions in conflict: Hinduism and Islamism 
13. Persecution in the name of religion: from Nero to atheist communism
14. Authentic Agapic Christian theology at beginning of the third millennium

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

The discipline aims to present the religious extremism of any nuance present in contemporary society, the way violent manifestation of it, as well as the alternative authenticity of an agapic, solidary and empathetic, both in the Christian environment and in other religions.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam 70% and implication in seminar 30%

Recommended reading:

. Nicolae Achimescu, Religii în dialog, Edit. Trinitas, Iasi, 2003, -.
Emil Jurcan, Duhul Sfânt şi provocările contemporane ale lumii, Edit. Reîntregirea, Alba Iulia, 1999, -.
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