The Anthropological Module intends to go down the great path of reflection done by the human being on the human being himself, in search of that “truth” of human nature on which the inalienable dignity of every person is based: “That every human being possesses an inalienable dignity is a truth corresponding to human nature beyond any cultural change” (Francis, Fratelli tutti, n. 213).
In the light of a multidisciplinary reflection, which spans the horizon of knowledge between philosophy, science and faith, we want to reflect on the sexual difference, which manifests itself in every era and in every place, as a characteristic and irrepressible trait of humanity: “Femininity realizes the “human” as much as masculinity, but with a different and complementary modulation … It is only thanks to the duality of the “masculine” and the “feminine” that the “human” is fully realized” (John Paul II, Letter to Women,29 June 1995, n. 7).
From the awareness of female identity and its relationship with the male one, there may be avenues of reflection and processes to promote the role of women in society and in the Church.
We aim to achieve some related and consequent objectives, through the different lessons and disciplinary settings:
Structure of the module:
Following the ratio of ecclesiastical studies, our Module begins with philosophical anthropology, which is accessed through the exercise of natural reason and ends with the theological anthropology, an expression of the harmony between reason and faith. At the heart of this journey is Biblical Anthropology, which gives essential light on who the human being is in all its dimensions.
Each step is accompanied by reflections on the living reality of being a woman, in the various social and ecclesial situations.
The Module opens with a premise, which offers the panorama of the Module and its place in the joint diploma path and closes with a conclusion that collects and brings to summary the contents that emerged in the various lessons.
The method of lectures and the method of sharing workshops is combined.
Objective: To outline the identity of men and women in the light of philosophical reason and in dialogue with science.
Topics: sexual difference and human nature; being a woman between nature and culture; men’s and women’s relationships; motherhood.
2) Theological Anthropology
Objective: To outline the identity and vocation of man and woman in the light of the Old Testament and the New Testament, in the theological elaboration and in the magisterium’s journey.
Topics: Sexual difference in the Old Testament; woman in Scripture; men’s and women’s covenants in Scripture; man and woman in the Magisterium; different vocations in the Church.
P. Jaime Rodriguez
d. Aldo Vendemiati
Ana Cristina Betancourt
Sr. Catherine Droste
(laboratory and synthesis)