Art and Religion

lreli1368  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Art and Religion
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Main themes
The course has the following objectives :
- Questioning the relationships between art and religion in the long history of Christianity. It mainly focuses on the moments of crisis (Byzantine image quarrel in the 8th century, war of religions in the 16th century, quarrel of sacred art in the 20th century) in order to show how this relationships have been incriminated or defended.
- starting from concrete examples, a reflection on the status, functions and uses of religious images and on the place of the arts (essentially painting and sculpture) within Christianity, with an opening towards other religions (especially Islam and Judaism).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 undertake critical reflection into the aesthetic, theological and iconological issues at stake in the relationships between arts and religions.
Theoretical expositions about relationships between arts and religion (see object of the activity) and study of some works of art with religious stamp.
Other information
without object
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Minor in Sciences of Religions (openness)

Minor in Sciences of Religions (discipline to complement the major)

Minor in Culture and Creation

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Certificat universitaire en théologie (fondements)

Master [120] in Public Administration