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Umberto Mazzone

Associate Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-STO/07 History of Christianity and of Churches

Research

Keywords: Christianity Bologna First world war Churches and conflicts Churches and power

"Christianity and Conflict in the Modern and Contemporary Age."

The reasons why we chose this topic are the following:

 

   –         Religions have a very important role in producing, nourishing, and resolving conflicts.

   –         Christianity has historically proven to be strongly connected to the theme of conflict.

 

Beginning from a historical reconstruction the issue will identify – in a time-span of several centuries of European history – to what extent conflict has been a systematically emerging trend in the behavior and theoretical reflections of the Christian churches from the point of view of power, privileges, identity, and diversity. We will also deal with the identity of Christianity in its confrontation with politics, gender, economy, along with the cohabitation within itself of diverse confessions.

 

What we hope to accomplish is to find, through the study of particular cases, an overview that unites key points in the history of European Christianity in the modern and contemporary age that have been particularly crucial, allowing us to understand the extent to which the theme of conflict has been present and important in the history of Christianity

"Christianity and Conflict in the Modern and Contemporary Age."

 

The reasons why we chose this topic are the following:

 

   –         Religions have a very important role in producing, nourishing, and resolving conflicts.

   –         Christianity has historically proven to be strongly connected to the theme of conflict.

 

Beginning from a historical reconstruction the issue will identify – in a time-span of several centuries of European history – to what extent conflict has been a systematically emerging trend in the behavior and theoretical reflections of the Christian churches from the point of view of power, privileges, identity, and diversity. We will also deal with the identity of Christianity in its confrontation with politics, gender, economy, along with the cohabitation within itself of diverse confessions.

 

What we hope to accomplish is to find, through the study of particular cases, an overview that unites key points in the history of European Christianity in the modern and contemporary age that have been particularly crucial, allowing us to understand the extent to which the theme of conflict has been present and important in the history of Christianity