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SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGIONS
SOCIOLOGIA DELLE RELIGIONI

Sociology of religions
Religione, secolarizzazione e società postsecolare.

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Andrea Aguti
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course, after a first part concerning the problem of defining religion in social sciences, will focus on the modern phenomenon of secularization and the contemporary resurgence of religion.

Program

1) Defining religion.

2) Function of religion.

3) Religion and religions.

4) The secularization: the historical and cultural origins in Europe.

5) Secularization, privatization of religion, and secular society.

6) The resurgence of religion in postmodern age and its problems.

Bridging Courses

None.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge of the religious phenomenon in general and the problems related to the phenomenon of religious diversity; awareness of the role of religion in building society and its transformations in modern times; acquisition of intellectual abilities to understand the contemporary relationship between religion and society.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons.

Attendance

Attendance at 2/3 of the lessons.

Course books

H. Luebbe, La religione dopo l'Illuminismo, a cura di A. Aguti, Morcelliana, Brescia 2010.

M. Riesebrodt, The Promise of Salvation. A Theory of Religion, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2010.

Assessment

Oral examination.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Individual study.

Attendance

Full study of the suggested texts.

Course books

H. Luebbe, La religione dopo l'Illuminismo, a cura di A. Aguti, Morcelliana, Brescia 2010.

M. Riesebrodt, The Promise of Salvation. A Theory of Religion, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2010.

Assessment

Oral examination.

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