Révélation, vérité et interprétation

LRELI1140  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Révélation, vérité et interprétation
5.0 credits
30.0 h

Main themes

The course will explore issues related to the idea of revealed religion, starting from the non-exclusive example of the Christian religion. It will do so on two axes:

1.More generally, it will ask in particular the following questions: Can a revelation claim the truth? How can divine revelation happen in history? What is the place of interpretation in the reading of inspired texts?

2. Theologically, it will deal with the relationship between faith and revelation, the phenomena of canonization, and the theologies of inspiration


At the end of this course, the student will be able:
- to discern the object and the method of fundamental theology as integral part, but also critical function and elucidation of theology;
- to learn to reflect on the problems posed by the articulation between the revealed texts and their interpretation as well as their historicity.
- to familiar with the fundamental theological notions of revelation, inspiration, magisterium, lumen fidei

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


This course will focus on the notion of revelation from a philosophical and theological perspective. There will also be questions about the relationship between faith and religion

Evaluation methods

Evaluation: Reading material and oral examination

Other information

Support: lesson plan, bibliography and course summaries

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Minor in Christian Theology


Bachelor in religious studies