Issues of Religious History of Portugal

5 ECTS / Semester / Português

1. To emphasize the relevance of Religious History as a form of knowledge.
2. To understand the historical permanence of Christianity in the Iberian context, in its relationship with the Islamic and Jewish presence.
3. To evaluate the role of Catholicism in the formation of Portugal (nation and state).
4. To observe the dynamics of Christianization and religious expansion in the Portuguese national and imperial spaces.
5. To detect striking religious and spiritual currents in historical dynamics.
6. To understand the internal dynamics of ecclesial life in its institutional, cultural, spiritual and organizational dimensions.
7. To Know the Portuguese mission "ad gentes" throughout history.
8. To analyze the role of the different churches and religious confessions in the structuring of Portuguese society.
9. To situate the religious reality of Portugal in the context of the dynamics of globalization.
10. To facilitate contact with the issues and concepts of recent historiography.


Professor Auxiliar
Doutor em Teologia História Eclesiástica pela Pontificia Università Gregoriana (Roma) com a tese: D. Américo Ferreira dos Santos Silva, Bispo do Porto…
Professor Associado
Doutoramento pela Pontifícia Universidade Gregoriana, em Roma. Licenciou-se pela Pontifícia Universidade de São Tomás de Aquino, em Roma.
Professor Auxiliar
Doutor em Ciências Históricas pela UCP. Tem lecionado diversas unidades curriculares na área da História Moderna e Contemporânea, Teorias da História…