Courses

Advanced Doctoral Studies Seminar I
COD Workload Description
19128-02 30 The seminar is offered to students in the line of research in Theology and Contemporary Thought and discusses authors and topics of classic or current authors that are in line with the research projects of faculty and doctoral students. The activities aim to get student and faculty to write articles, publish materials or organize events.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Advanced Studies Seminar II
COD Workload Description
19129-02 30 The seminar is offered to students in the line of research in Theology and Religious and Pastoral Experience, in an effort to address the issues involving religious experiences and evangelizing actions. It is especially designed for students and faculty whose research interests are addressed in this line. It may include the historical aspects or current experiences. As a seminar, the activities are intended to get students to produce materials that can be published either as articles, or as books. It is also intended to get students prepared to organize events.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Christology Studies
COD Workload Description
31138-02 30 This course will address the following topics: the origin and development of New-Testament Christology; the dogmatic itinerary of the mystery of Christ; the interpretation of Jesus in contemporary non-ecclesial movements, and the singularity and contemporary character of Jesus Christ.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Current Issues of Fundamental Theology
COD Workload Description
21111-02 30 The course will address the following topics: Experience: the central category of Fundamental Theology; The human experience: Jean Mouroux and H.C. de Lima Vaz; The religious experience: Rudolf Otto and Carlos Dominguez Morano; The mystical experience: Saint Thomas Aquinas and Jacques Maritain; The experience of God as the path to Revelation, Faith and Theology.
Professors Home time Lattes
NYTHAMAR HILARIO FERNANDES DE OLIVEIRA JUNIOR 21 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Ecclesiology Studies
COD Workload Description
31139-02 30 This course will address the following topics: History of the calling and celebration of the Second Vatican Council; The council¿s most important documents; The hermeneutics of the Council; The ecclesiological character of the texts; The implementation of the reform program and the crisis of the Church; The current reception of the Council.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Ecumenism
COD Workload Description
31145-02 30 This course will focus on issues concerning the unity of the Christian Church, considering the historical, theological and institutional dimensions of historical Protestantism and the evangelical movement from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church.
Professors Home time Lattes
EDLA EGGERT 4 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Issues of Biblical Theology of the Old Testament
COD Workload Description
21114-02 30 This course looks at problems, identity and method of Biblical Theology as a science, its different starting points, its themes and theological trends in the different phases of the history of the people of Israel that are mirrored in the Biblical texts, for the designing of an Old Testament Theology.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Issues on Theology and Science
COD Workload Description
31147-02 30 This course will address the following topics: Study of the relationship between Theology and Science; Methods of speculative sciences and the natural sciences; The history of the relationship between Theology and the natural sciences; Collaborations between Theology and natural sciences; Study of relevant themes of the natural sciences for Theology: Theory of Evolution, neurosciences, molecular biology, environmental sciences, psychology, computation, cosmology.
Professors Home time Lattes
ERICO JOAO HAMMES 38 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Issues on the History of Church
COD Workload Description
21108-02 30 This course presents bibliographic documents on important issues in the history of the Church. It looks at matters of "reason and faith" and the relationship between "State and Church¿ in a period of intense debate and intellectual construction. It demonstrates the plurality of medieval philosophical and theological theories and their importance as roots and foundations of contemporary issues.
Professors Home time Lattes
ROBERTO HOFMEISTER PICH 19 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Latin American Theology
COD Workload Description
21199-02 30 This course will provide the historical context of Theology in Latin America. In addition to that, it will address the Second Vatican Council and its developments in Latin America; The social and ecclesial context of Liberation Theology in the second half of the 20th century; The Methodological Principles of Liberation Theology; The stages of Liberation Theology; Pluralism, globalization, complexity and new possibilities for Liberation Theologies.
Professors Home time Lattes
LUIZ CARLOS SUSIN 36 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Methodology Seminar for Doctoral Candidates
COD Workload Description
31141-02 30 Students will be required to present and discuss the research projects. They will be required to share their research experiences and discuss the themes related to the doctoral dissertations. They will be advised on the designing of the Doctoral Dissertation, research organization and the structure of the text.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
New Testament Studies
COD Workload Description
31150-02 30 This course addresses the emergence and evolution of biblical theology, its relation to hermeneutics, with a special emphasis on methodology and its contents in Brazil and Latin America, based on the current issues of the New Testament. It also addresses the contributions of Biblical Hermeneutics to Systematic Theology.
Professors Home time Lattes
ISIDORO MAZZAROLO 3 years and 1 month Link
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Old Testament Studies
COD Workload Description
31149-02 30 This course will carry out an analysis of fundamental issues for biblical hermeneutics. It looks at the different theologies and traditions that contributed to the formation of the Old Testament, with an introduction to the books and a systematic approach to theological themes.
Professors Home time Lattes
CASSIO MURILO DIAS DA SILVA 7 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Pluralism and Interfaith Dialogue
COD Workload Description
31148-02 30 This course analyzes the elements necessary for understanding interfaith dialogue, promoting tolerance and reverence for other beliefs, as the different Brazilian religious traditions are heard. The course also addresses the visions on ethics and spirituality to create a culture of peace. Ultimately, it focuses on the identification of the challenges of the plural world in culture and religion.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Seminar for Research in Theology
COD Workload Description
31142-02 30 This course will provide deeper insights into the theological method to be used in the research for the dissertation. It will address the research and writing procedures for the dissertation: data collection, bibliography, reading, language, writing and technical standards. It will foster a discussion, as a seminar, of some texts on Theology and, later, dissertation projects.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Seminar: Christology and Pastoral
COD Workload Description
31146-02 30 This course will address the following topics: A summary of the current challenges for evangelization in Brazil; Application of Christology to pastoral care; Investigation of the relationship between the historical Jesus and Christian practices; Systematic Hermeneutics of Christology and Pastoral Care.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Seminar: Theology and Language
COD Workload Description
31144-02 30 This course will address the following topics: Language and semantics; Expressions of religious experience; The question of hermeneutics in the Christian message; The problem of language in Theology; Theology as hermeneutics; Questions of language regarding the concept of God, divinity of Christ, paschal faith, Trinity, infallibility and prayer; Hermeneutics from the Second Vatican Council.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Studies on Trinitarian Theology
COD Workload Description
31143-02 30 This course will address the following topics: Origin, development and relevance of the Christian understanding of the Divine Mystery; Study of the most important attitudes and current trends in the face of transcendence; Identification of the roots of the relationship of the Brazilian people with transcendence; The meaning and specificity of faith in the One and Triune God; Introduction to current issues regarding God's idolatry, affirmation, and denial; Study of the development of Trinitarian Theology and its relevance following the Second Vatican Council.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Thematic Seminar I
COD Workload Description
31151-02 30 This is an intensive course taught by visiting professors, especially from international universities, to promote the internationalization of the program. As the title indicates, researchers from different areas of Theology are invited to teach classes showing the results of their research. Each seminar will be defined by the theme proposed by the guest professors and in view of the Lines of Research of the Program. The idea is that a thematic seminar be offered every semester, preferably with professors from international universities.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Thematic Seminar II
COD Workload Description
31152-02 30 This course will address current issues in Theology by guest professors. Topics selected by the coordination of the Program.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Theological Anthropology Studies
COD Workload Description
31140-02 30 This course will address the following topics: Historical context of Theology in Latin America; The Second Vatican Council and its developments in Latin America; The social and ecclesial context of Liberation Theology in the second half of the 20th century; The Methodological Principles of Liberation Theology; The stages of Liberation Theology; Pluralism, globalization, complexity and new possibilities for Liberation Theologies.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.
Universa Theologia Seminar
COD Workload Description
31153-02 30 This course addresses theological synthesis. It explores themes related to Fundamental Theology: Theology as a science, faith, method in Theology, faith and revelation, Christology, Anthropology, Theology of Creation, Mariology, Ecclesiology, Trinity, Theology of the Sacraments and Eschatology.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Systematic Theology Master's Not required
Systematic Theology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Theology and Contemporary Thinking This line brings together projects and research groups that connect Theology to current issues as they interact with science and contemporary thinking, in view of the interpellations of society and reality from the context of Latin America.
Theology, Religious Experience and Pastoral This line is concerned with conducting research into relevant aspects of the Christian identity; it also carries out a theological analysis into pastoral practices of Christian communities and those regarding self-expressions of experiences of faith with a view to connecting and establishing a significant presence in a pluralized and divided world.