• Accademic Unit
    Faculty of Theology
  • Course
    Licentiate in Theology majoring in Dogmatic Theology

Contenuti: “The sentence Jesus has risen...expresses that primitive experience on which all Christian faith is grounded” (J. Ratzinger). Indeed. But how is this experience to be understood? What is its significance for human life and destiny? How can resurrection be spoken of in terms accessible to contemporary postmodern consciousness? What are the ‘false trails’ to be avoided in attempts to grasp the meaning of Christian faith in the ‘resurrection of the body’? And what difference does such faith make to how we live together as a human community in a threatened world? It is to questions such as these that this course will be devoted. It will draw mainly on the writings of Roman Catholic theologians in recent decades. Obiettivi: To introduce participants to what contemporary Catholic theologians are saying about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and its relationship to Christians’ own hope of resurrection; to identify understandings of the resurrection today that are both consonant with Christian tradition and capable of dialogue with contemporary thought; and to explore the significance of resurrection faith for living a Christian life in the 21st century. Metodo di insegnamento: Lectures and discussions. Modalità di valutazione: Exam oral o Research paper.


  • Semestre: 1° Semestre
  • ECTS: 3



Lesson schedule/Room

Semester Day From To Room Floor Building Notes
1° Semestre Martedì 10.30 11.15 C215 2 Centrale
1° Semestre Martedì 11.30 12.15 C215 2 Centrale


  • A. Kelly, The Resurrection Effect: Transforming Christian Life and Thought, New York 2008; J.F. Moloney, The Resurrection of the Messiah: A Narrative Commentary on the Resurrection Accounts in the Four Gospels, New York 2013; L. Novakovic, Resurrection: A Guide for the Perplexed, London 2016; G. O’Collins, Believing in the Resurrection: The Meaning and Promise of the Risen Jesus, New York 2012; B.P. Prusak, “Bodily Resurrection in Catholic Perspectives” Theological Studies 61:1 (2000), 64-105.