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Religion and Culture

Code 14263
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 The teaching of this U.C. aims to put the student in a position to think, create and communicate Culture, giving the ability 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 relationship between Sacred and Profane in the foundation of Cultures: polysemy of «hierophany», «sacer» and «prophanum». Myth, symbol and rite as essential determinations of Culture
1.2. The notions of religion and culture: polysemy of the terms «cultum» and «religio»
1.3. Civilizational religious matrices: from polytheisms to monotheisms
2) Culture without Religion
2.1. Ancient criticisms of religion: Xenophanes, Critias, Lucretius
2.2. Modern culture as a critique of religion: rationalism and enlightenment;
2.3. Modern Politics and Science as Substitutes for Religion
3) Religion without Culture?
3.1. The return of fideisms: 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 revival of religious non-violence
Main Bibliography Fontes de leitura obrigatória
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
GREGÓRIO DE NISSA, A Criação do Homem, São Paulo: Paulus, 2011
NIETZSCHE Friedrich, A Gaia Ciência, in Obras Incompletas, São Paulo: Nova Cultural, 1999
Manuais de consulta complementar
AA.VV., O Sagrado e as Culturas, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian: Lisboa, 1992
ELIADE Mircea, O Sagrado e o Profano, Lisboa, Ed. Livros do Brasil, [s.d.]
FRIEDLANDER Albert, Globalização: ciência, cultura e religiões, Lisboa: Dom Quixote, 2003
RODRIGUES Donizete (Org.), Em nome de Deus: a religião na sociedade contemporânea, Porto: Afrontamento, 2004
ROSA José Maria Silva (em col.), “Religião”, in Verbo. Enciclopédia Luso-Brasileira de Cultura – Ed. Séc. XXI, vol. 25, Lisboa: Verbo, 2003, cols. 10-53
ZILLES Urbano, «A crítica da religião na modernidade», in INTERAÇÕES - Cultura e Comunidade, (2008) 37-54
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria CFAEA = weighted average of the following assessment instruments
2 compulsory written frequencies [failure to complete one or both implies going to the Exam]: 40%
4 individual written reports on research into mandatory reading texts, written fortnightly without consultation, in the context of OT: 35%
Final group investigation work: 25%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-09-25

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