lreli1140  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 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 learning unit, the student is able to :


- discern the object and the method of fundamental theology as integral part, but also critical function and elucidation of theology;

- learn to reflect on the problems posed by the articulation between the revealed texts and their interpretation as well as their historicity.
- 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)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in religious studies

Certificat universitaire en théologie (fondements)

Minor in Christian Theology