Course: Ancient religions

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Course title Ancient religions
Course code KFI/ANHB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Suchánek Drahomír, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Main lectured themes: Basic delimitation issues (terminology, time and material classification) Forms of religiosity - pietas, mysteries, gnosis Religion, myth, philosophy Ancient Greek gods and their development Greek religious cults Anthropomorphic Roman gods Mysteries I. Mysteries II. Mithraism, Christianity Gnosis Manichaeism

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' portfolio, Individual study, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 42 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
professional skills
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
general eligibility
N/A
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Students should have an overview of developments and various forms of cults and an orientation in the ancient religious syncretism. Simultaneously they should demonstrate knowledge of different forms of religiosity of the ancient world.
professional skills
Students should have an overview of developments and various forms of cults and an orientation in the ancient religious syncretism. Simultaneously they should demonstrate knowledge of different forms of religiosity of the ancient world.
general eligibility
N/A
Students should have an overview of developments and various forms of cults and an orientation in the ancient religious syncretism. Simultaneously they should demonstrate knowledge of different forms of religiosity of the ancient world.
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
assessment methods
Seminar work
Report
Recommended literature
  • Burkert, Walter. Greek religion. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1985.
  • Culianu, Ioan Petru. Dualistické gnóze západu. Praha : Argo, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7203-930-2.
  • Decret, François. Mání a tradice manicheismu. Bratislava : CAD Press, 1994.
  • Dostálová, Růžena. Antická mystéria. 1. vyd. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1997. ISBN 80-7021-217-9.
  • Eliade, Mircea; Culianu, Ioan P.; Wiesnerová, H. S. Slovník náboženství. Vyd. 2. Praha : Argo, 2001. ISBN 80-7203-393-X.
  • Eliade, Mircea. Dějiny náboženského myšlení. I, Od doby kamenné po eleusinská mystéria. 3., opr. vyd. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7298-288-2.
  • Eliade, Mircea. Dějiny náboženského myšlení. II, Od Gautamy Buddhy k triumfu křesťanství. 2., opr. vyd. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7298-289-9.
  • Hošek, Radislav. Náboženství antického Řecka. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2004. ISBN 80-7021-516-X.
  • Martin, Luther H. Helénistická náboženství. 1. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 1997. ISBN 80-210-1702-3.
  • Turcan, Robert. Mithra a mithraismus. Praha : Vyšehrad, 2004. ISBN 80-7021-708-1.
  • Vidman, Ladislav. Od Olympu k Panteonu : Antické náboženství a morálka. 1. vyd. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1986.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter