Science and Christian faith

ltheo2840  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Science and Christian faith
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).
2 credits
15.0 h
This course can be chosen by EPL students as an alternative to the Society, Cultures, Religions course.
Science and Christian faith
The course offers the opportunity to carry out an interdisciplinary experience, required by the questioning envisaged. A philosopher of science, prof. Dominique Lambert (UNamur) and a theologian, prof. Benoît Bourgine (UCLouvain), will intervene to try to clarify the problematic of the relationship between science and Christian faith. 
A typology of the modes of dialogue and confrontation between sciences and theologies is to be elaborated and tested in order to draw the limits, the scope and the philosophical and theological foundations.
A historical perspective and a presentation of contemporary issues will be proposed.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The exam is a two-hour written exam session with two open-ended questions, a limited list of which is provided to the students: one asked by the professor. D. Lambert, and the other one by prof. Bourgine, respectively on the presentations of one and the other. You are invited to answer each of the questions in about 30 lines.
Other information
Here is the schedule of the 8 sessions that will take place on Wednesday from 4:15 to 6:15 pm at DESC85 (Grand Place 45, 1st floor, 1348 LLN) :
Prof. Dominique Lambert: 
September 16th
September 23rd
September 30th
October 7th

Prof. Benoît Bourgine:
October 14th
October 21st
November 4th
November 18th

Online resources
With this link you can access online resources:
Teaching materials
  • Sciences et foi chrétienne - Syllabus Bourgine
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