Culture and Religion Themes – Modern Times
Cod: 31123
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: History
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

In this CU we approach 3 themes.  The 1st theme “Renaissance and the reform of the Church” deals with the Great Schism, the different religious councils, the Reform and the Counter-Reformation, the topics of individualism and its religious expression, the function of the press  and of the Universities. The 2nd theme, “In a space of Classicism” , we analyze the religious borders and the building of a Protestant Europe, having in mind the anti-trinitarianism and  the clash between Catholic Europe and Eastern Christianity. The 3rd theme, “Academy and Encyclopedism”, analyses the relationship with God in the discovery of the divinity laws and in the paths of mysticism, the anti-clericalism, the millenarianism and the progress.

Early Modern History

Within the time-arch of 16th – 18th centuries this CU aims to:

- Percept individualism and its religious expression;
- Explain the way a critical sensibility and a Christian conscience were built;
- Analyze the way the Catholic Europe dialogued with Eastern Christianity;
- Problematize the function of religious minorities in a significative timeline - Modernity;
-Confront the paths of mysticism and of several anti-clerical movements;
Synthetize the way millenarianism echoes in the idea of Progress
Synthesize briefly the feminine in the cultural and religious contexts.

1.Renaissance and the reform of the Church
1.1. The Great Schism and the different religious councils
1.2. The Reform and the Counter-Reformation: brief overview
1.3.The individualism and its religious expression
1.4.The Press and the Universities
1.5.The critical spirit and the Christian conscience
2. In a space of Classicism
2.1.the religious borders
2.2.The Protestant Europe
2.3.The anti-trinitarianism
2.4 The Catholic Europe and Eastern Christianity
3.Academy and Encyclopedism
3.1.The relationship with God in the discovery of the divinity laws
3.2. The paths of mysticism, the anti-clericalism
3.3 The millenarianism and the progresso
4. The feminine: Evolutions in the cultural and religious contexts

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Delumeau, Jean, Mil Anos de Felicidade, Lisboa, Terramar, 1997.
Duby, Michel e Michelle Perrot, História das Mulheres no Ocidente,3, Lisboa, Edições Afrontamento, 1994
Molas P. et al., Manual de Historia Moderna, Barcelona, Ariel , 2000

Online learning with continuous supervision favoring asynchronous communication (Moodle platform).
Students have to perform the tasks requested by the teacher: essays, critical recensions, reports, protocols, etc. All works will be evaluated and/or classified.

Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).

Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.