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Religion and Culture

Code 10971
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cultura
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Theoretical-practical and presential teaching.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes General Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The teaching of this U.C. intends to place the student in conditions of thinking, creating and communicating Culture, conferring the capacity to recognize the relevance of the religious dimension in the face of the epistemological challenges of the new humanities.
Syllabus 1) Religion and Culture
1.1. The archaic relation between Sacred and Profane in the foundation of Cultures: polissemias of "hierophania", "sacer" and "prophanum". Myth, symbol and rite as essential determinations of Culture
1.2. Civilizational religious matrices: from polytheism to monotheism

2) Culture without Religion
2.1. Old criticism of religion: Xenophanes, Critics, Lucretius
2.2. Modern culture as a critique of religion: rationalism and enlightenment. Modern Politics and Science as substitutes for religion

3) Religion without Culture?
3.1. The return of fideism: sectarianism, fanaticism and fundamentalism
3.2. Religion and Violence: the problem of religious and cultural intolerance. Clash of civilizations? Global ethics?
3.3. Religion and Culture: intercultural and ecumenical reevocation of religious nonviolence
Main Bibliography ENUMA ELISH. Epopeia da criação, trad. port. The Seven Tablets of Creation, London: Luzac and Co., 1902

XENÓFANES, in Fragmentos presocráticos, Madrid, Alianza Editorial, 2008

S. GREGÓRIO DE NISSA, Criação do Homem, São Paulo: Paulus, 2011

NIETZSCHE Friedrich, A Gaia Ciência, in Obras Incompletas, São Paulo: Nova Cultural, 1999

AA.VV., O Sagrado e as Culturas, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian: Lisboa, 1992 [COTA BIBLIOTECA Central UBI: CA-291-00002]

ELIADE Mircea, O Sagrado e o Profano, Lisboa, Ed. Livros do Brasil, [s.d.] [COTA BIBLIOTECA Central UBI: LL-1-00392]
FRIEDLANDER Albert, Globalização: ciência, cultura e religiões, Lisboa: Dom Quixote, 2003 [COTA BIBLIOTECA Central UBI: CA-3.2-00088]

RODRIGUES Donizete (Org.), Em nome de Deus: a religião na sociedade contemporânea, Porto: Afrontamento, 2004 [COTA BIBLIOTECA Ciências Sociais e Humanas: 1]

ROSA José Maria Silva (em col.), “Religião”, in Verbo. Enciclopédia Luso-Brasileira de Cultura – Edição Séc. XXI, vol. 25, Lisboa: Verbo, 2003, cols. 10-53 [COTA BIBLIOTECA Ciências Sociais e Humanas: 1]

ZILLES Urbano, «A crítica da religião na modernidade», in INTERAÇÕES - Cultura e Comunidade, 3 (2008) 4, pp. 37-54
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria EVALUATION SYSTEM CFAEA = weighted average of the following evaluation instruments: 2 compulsory written frequencies, and the failure to carry out one or both of them implies Exam [40%]; 4 individual written reports on research on compulsory reading texts, written every two weeks without consultation, in OT context [35%]; Group research work with public oral presentation: [20%]; Attitude in class / scientific event participation [5%]. FINAL EXAM CLASSIFICATION = average CFEA (40%) + Exam Classification (60%), and in the context of grade improvement (after Frequency with Approval) the highest grade prevails. NB In basis of the presence registration, students with a absenteeism rate of more than 20% (equivalent to 3 absences or more in a total of 14 classes) will not be admitted at Exam, and therefore disapproved (except for the absenteeism rate established only those cases duly typified by law and university regulations, such as student workers, associative leaders, etc.]
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-07

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