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General introduction


Theological disciplines play a "particularly important role in the search for a synthesis of knowledge as well as in the dialogue between faith and reason." (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 19).
It is the task of Theology to study in depth the facts and teachings of God's Revelation, as they are transmitted by the Tradition and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and to explore them throug new research, so that they can be presented in the contemporary world, in a correct and effective way, with a language that corresponds to modern culture.
Moreover, through "a clear knowledge of the principles of the Gospel", it will help to enrich "the meaning of human life and give it a new dignity" (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 20).
Fundamental questions: Christological faith and Holy Scripture (Theology I)
Questions of theological anthropology and ecclesiology (Theology II)
Theological questions of Christian ethics and morals (Theology III)

Seminar courses

According to the Apostolic Constitution Ex cordeEcclesiae about Catholic Universities, issued by St. John Paul II, there is a fruitful exchange between theology and other knowledge cultivated in the University. Such exchange contributes to mutual development (cf. n. 19), so that university scholars may be engaged“in a constant effort to determine the relative place and meaning of each of the various disciplines within the context of a vision of the human person and the world that is enlightened by the Gospel, and therefore by a faith in Christ, the Logos, as the centre of creation and of human history" (n. 16).
In the context of the educational offer foreseen for the achievement of Graduate Degree Programmes from each Faculty of the University, the Seminary Course is therefore intended to contribute to the student's specialization by offering the possibility of interpreting the horizon of his/her discipline in the light of the critical intelligence of the Christian faith, in the most appropriate manner allowed by all knowledge.
By means of the frontal lessons or through seminar debates, conducted in oral or written form, the Course aims in particular to arouse the theological demand starting from some of the contents belonging to the specialization offered, in order to introduce students to the constructive and critical comparison between the acquired knowledge and the theological knowledge.
In order to encourage this interaction, oriented towards the appreciation of a more synthetic and integral vision of human and intellectual development, the Course is an appropriate place where to host other professors/lecturers belonging to the different Faculties.