1° year of licentiate

This course seeks to offer students an in-depth study of the Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim relations by means of the following programme:

ARABIC LANGUAGE
This programme offers a deeper study of the Arabic language with a view to enable students to understand, from within, Muslim culture and religious thought. It is divided into three sections throughout the year:

• Grammar
• Translation (from and into Arabic)

• Study of the Qur’an and its interpretation
• Study of the Sunna
• Texts (literary, Islamic, Christian)

• Arabic Media
• Composition
• Dictation and conversation

ISLAMIC STUDIES
The programme of Islamic Studies in the 1st Year offers students a deep reflection on the important areas of the Islamic sciences. The lectures will be enriched through the use of original sources offered in translation.
Teaching language: English.

1. Islamic Philosophy (Joseph Ellul)
2. Shi‘ism: History and Doctrine (Christopher Clohessy)
3. Modern Trends in Islam (Tamara Sonn)
4. Sufism (Jason Welle)
5. Qur’anic Commentary (Andrew Lane)
6. Islamic Theology (Diego Sarrió Cucarella)
7. Islamic Law (Martin Wullobayi)
8. Islamic Ethics (Christopher Clohessy)

CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM RELATIONS
1. Bible and Qur’an (Valentino Cottini)
Teaching language: Italian.
2. Christians and Muslims: Theologies in Contrast (Jason Welle)
Teaching language: English.

The programme of study also comprises a course on the methodology for Islamic studies (Celeste Intartaglia)
Teaching language: Italian.

The Islamic Studies courses and those on Christian-Muslim Relations can be followed independently of the Licentiate programme.


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