Second year: Winter semester


Introduction to the Old Testament 1

ECTS credits: 5
Weekly class hours: 3

Course Content
1. Introduction to the course
2. A general introduction to the Pentateuch and historical writings
3. Authorship and emergence of the Pentateuch
4. Genesis
5. Exodus
6. Leviticus
7. Numbers
8. Deuteronomy
9. A general introduction to the historical writings
10. Joshua
11. Judges
12. 1 Samuel
13. 2 Samuel
14. 1 Kings
15. 2 Kings
16. 1 and 2 Chronicles
17. Esdras
18. Nehemiah
19. 1 and 2 Maccabees
20. Ruth
21. Esther
22. Tobias and Judith
23. Final review and discussion

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New Testament Greek Language 1

ECTS credits: 4
Weekly class hours: 3

Course Content
1. Introduction to the course and the requirements
2. Introductory lecture: Why and how to learn NT Greek for the study of Protestant theology
3. The Greek alphabet, pronunciation, and diacritics
Alphabet exercises; spelling, reading
4. The basics of grammar (review and comparison: Croatian – Greek)
Word types and their meaning
5. Verbs and their categories
Verb paradigm for the Present indicative active
The verb eimi and the particularity of sentences containing eimi
6. Nouns of the A and O declension
Adjectives and pronouns of the A and O declension
7. The dictionary form of verbs and nouns; finding the dictionary form
8. The third declension of nouns, adjectives, and pronouns
Exercises: writing and declension (emphasis on nouns and adjectives of the third declension)
9. Congruence of adjectives and nouns
Exercises: connecting words (congruence)
10. Translating sentences containing verbs in the present tense
11. Prepositions and particles
12. Other words that can be declined – pronouns, numbers
13. Adverbs; predicate and attributive position of adjectives
Exercises: recognizing the types of words in a text
14. The imperative and infinitive moods
15. The future active

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Introduction to Dogmatic Theology 1

ECTS credits: 4
Weekly class hours: 3

Course Content
1. Introduction to the course, the resources, the requirements, and the grading structure
2. Theology as discourse on God, and the issue of the possibility of human discourse on God
3. God's self-revelation as the precondition of theology as human discourse on God, and the modes of God's self-revelation
4. God's self-revelation as the Word of God addressed to humans, which reached its zenith in the event of Jesus Christ
5. The historical dimension of God's self-revelation, and the role of witnesses and their testimony in the transmission of the content of revelation
6. The need to document the testimony of the witnesses of revelation: the process of creating the texts of Scripture, and their canonization; the relationship between the Old and New Testament
7. The role and significance of the Church/community of believers and their proclamation after the completion of the process of documenting and canonizing the testimonies of revelation
8. The role of theology in relation to the Church/community of believers
9. Elements crucial for the definition of Christian theology; fields of Christian theology, their interconnectedness, and the particular role of dogmatic theology as a part of systematic theology
10. The periods of Christian theology
11. The view on the authority of Scripture in Christian theology throughout history
12. The differences between the Protestant and Roman Catholic view on the authority of the Bible (the issue of recognizing the authority of Scripture, the efficacy of Scripture, the interpretation of Scripture, and the relationship between Scripture and the tradition of the Church)
13. Revelation: special and general; general revelation in the Bible
14. The views on general revelation throughout the history of Christian theology
15. Review and final discussion

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History of Christian Art and Architecture

ECTS credits: 3
Weekly class hours: 2

Course Content
1. Introductory lecture: defining the topic of the course, instructions for using the resources, introduction to the requirements and the basic historical-artistic concepts
2. Early Christian art before the Edict of Milan
3. Early Christian art after the Edict of Milan: architecture
4. Byzantine art: architecture
5. Byzantine art
6. Carolingian art and architecture
7. Ottonian art and architecture
8. Romanesque art and architecture
9. Gothic art and architecture
10. Renaissance art and architecture
11. The art and architecture of the Reformation
12. Baroque art and architecture
13. Christian art of the 19th and 20th century
14. Final discussion

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Church History 1

Weekly class hours: 3

Course Content
1. Introduction to the course, basics of historiographic methodology
2. Missions of the Apostolic Age and Paul’s travels, the Patristic period
3. Constantine the Great and the affirmation of Christianity
4. The beginnings of monasticism and the veneration of saints
5. Emerging Germanic states and the papal court
6. Charlemagne and the Frankish Empire, the “Carolingian Renaissance”, missions in Eastern Europe
7. The emergence of Slavic states and Hungary, their integration into Christian Europe
8. The Ottonian dynasty and the Reichskirche system
9. The Gregorian reform, monastic reforms
10. The Crusades and the emergence of military and hospitaller religious orders
11. The Fourth Crusade, the emergence of eremitic and mendicant orders
12. The Avignon Papacy and the Western Schism
13. The development of conciliarism and the rise of cities
14. The waning of the Middle Ages: popular piety
15. Pre-Reformation: John Wycliff, Jan Hus and the Council of Constance

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English Language III

ECTS credits: 2
Weekly class hours: 2

Course content
1. Paragraph structure and comprehension
2. Sentence and clause structure and comprehension
3. Cohesive devices and comprehension
4. Levels of meaning and authorial voice
5. Nouns and the words they combine with
6. Verbs and the words they combine with
7. Prepositional phrases; Verbs and prepositions; Nouns and prepositions
8. Comparing and contrasting; Describing problems
9. Writing: a formal e-mail, a CV, and a cover letter
10. Organising your writing; Essay assignment
11. Extended introductions; Conclusions and summaries
12. Paraphrasing and summarizing; Quotations and referencing
13. Avoiding the repetition of words; Sentence formation
14. Peer review of the essay assignment
15. Revision

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Academic Speaking, Reading and Writing

ECTS credits: 2
Weekly class hours: 1

Course content
The issues this course deals with are approached within the following organizational units: grammar, orthography, style.

1. Introduction to the course, overview of topics
2. Select chapters of phonetics (sound changes, ije/je/e/i alternations)
3. Lexicology (synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, archaisms, historicisms …)
4. Functional styles of the Croatian language (colloquial, scientific, journalistic, administrative,
artistic-literary style)
5. Phrases and their application
6. Language advice (according to the works of Nives Opačić)
7. Syntax (words, syntagmata, sentences)
8. Current issues of orthography

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Anthropology of Rituals

ECTS credits: 2
Weekly class hours: 1

Course content
1. Introduction to the course, the resources, the requirements, and the grading structure
2. Anthropological view on culture and religion: Explaining the cultural-anthropological approach to the study of ritual
3. Overview of the definitions and basic characteristics of ritual; types of ritual and its basic typologies and conceptualizations
4. Evolutionary view on ritual and ritual behavior of animals
5. Myth and ritual
6. The nature of ritual: Mircea Eliade, sacred and profane
7. The social role of ritual: Emile Durkheim and collective effervescence
8. Van Gennep and the rites of passage
9. Victor Turner and communitas
10. Ritual as a performance
11. The efficacy of ritual
12. Ritual and power
13. Ritual in religious traditions
14. Final discussion

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Physical Education

ECTS credits: /
Weekly class hours: 1

Elective Course 1

ECTS credits: 2
Weekly class hours: 1

A list of elective courses can be found here.

Elective Course 2

ECTS credits: 2
Weekly class hours: 1

A list of elective courses can be found here.

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