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Cultures and Religions in the Global Processes

Int 102 Cultures and Religions in the Global Processes

Class hours: 21

Credits (ECTS): 3

LM-OTSpecialization in Theology

Year: 1st

Term: 3rd

LM-CUSpecialization in Communication Processes and Intercultural and Interreligious Mediation

LM-SP Specializations in Governance of Commons and in Fraternity in the Res Publica

Course held in Italian

The course aims to deepen, in a historical-sociological perspective, the role of religions in international processes, evident in the influence they have on culture, economy, politics, and in general on the whole of society. In a world increasingly interconnected under the push of the economy and the development of digital technologies, but not easily coordinated at the political level and fragmented into many different identities, a “glue” that can nourish forms of harmonious coexistence is missing. In this sense, religions appear in the front row as an obstacle or as resources to face this challenge.
K. Jaspers (1949) hoped to see a “new axial epoch” for religions. The course aims to critically highlight this possibility, starting from the most recent experiences of interreligious meeting, such as that of Abu Dhabi between Pope Francis and the great imam of Al-Azhar Al-Tayyeb (February 2019), which would seem to highlight that the religions can now truly begin to “walk together”.

Bibliographical references:

  • Class handouts.
  • CODA P., La novità epocale di una cultura dell’unità: il contributo decisivo delle religioni di Rivelazione, in «Pro Dialogo», 2017/4, pp. 100-107.
  • FRIZZI P., Religioni e Disordine mondiale. Le sfide dell’epoca post-globale, Città Nuova, Roma 2017.

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