Research Seminar in history of christianity (Antiquity or patristics)

ltheo2971  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Research Seminar in history of christianity (Antiquity or patristics)
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 not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Main themes
In order to make students self-sufficient and critical in their research, they will be introduced to the critical and detailled study of a theological or literay question about ancient christian literature or of a historical question about chritian antiquity :
- Individually or in group students will be taught to pratice a rigorous method ;
- They will use specialised tools for patristics or history of Antiquity.

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

1 - use the main tools for patristics and history of Ancient christianity ;
2 - read critically the ancient sources ;
3 - understand and appraise critically articles and monographs on these sources ;
4 - produce a clear and scientific presentation of his work.
This second (and third) level seminar is taught every two years. Usually it examines the topic that was explored in the course Questions of patritics or Questions of history of christianity: Antiquity
  • Adrian’s Introduction to the Divine Scriptures. An Antiochene Handbook for Scriptural Interpretation, Edited with a Study, Translation, and Commentary by Peter W. Martens, Oxford Early Christian Texts, Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Crouzel H., « La distinction de la “typologie” et de l'“allégorie” », Bulletin de Littérature Ecclésiastique 65 (1964), p. 161-174.
  • Daniélou J., « Qu'est-ce que la typologie », L'Ancien testament et les chrétiens, Paris, 1951, p. 199-205.
  • de Margerie B., Introduction à l'histoire de l'exégèse, vol. 1: Les Pères grecs et orientaux, Paris, 1980, p. 188-212.
  • Guillet J., « Les exégèses d'Alexandrie et d'Antioche. Conflit ou malentendu? », Recherches de Science Religieuse 34, 1947, p. 257-302.
  • Guinot J.-N., « La typologie comme technique herméneutique », dans Figures de l'Ancien Testament chez les Pères (Cahiers de Biblia Patristica 2), Strasbourg, 1989, p. 1-34.
  • de Lubac H., « "Typologie" et "allégorisme" », Recherches de Science Religieuse 34, 1947, p. 180-226.
  • Kihn H., « Über θεωρία und ἀλληγορία nach den verlorenen herrneneutischen Schriften der Antiochener », Theologische Quartalschrift 62 (1880), p. 531-582.
  • McLeod Fr. G., The Image of God in the Antiochene Tradition, Washington, 1999.
  • O'Keefe, « "A Letter that Killleth": Toward a Reassessment of Antiochene Exegesis, or Diodore, Theodore, and Theodoret on the Psalms », Journal of Early Christian Studies 8 (2000), p. 83-104.
  • Patapios H., « The Alexandrian and the Antiochene Methods of Exegesis: Towards a Reconsideration », Greek Orthodox Theological Review 44 (1999), p. 187-198.
  • Simonetti M., Letera e/o Allegoria. Un contributo alla storia dell'esegesi patristica (Studia Ephemeridis Augustinianum, 23), Roma, 1985
  • Simonetti M., « Sul significato di alcuni terrnini tecnici nella letteratura esegetica greca », dans C. Curti (éd.), La terminologie esegetica nell'antichità. Atti del primo Seminario di antichità cristiane, Bari, 25 ott. 1984 (Quademi di Vetera Christianorum 20), Bari, 1987, p. 25-58.
  • Ternant P., « La θεωρία dans le cadre des sens de l'Écriture », Biblica 34, 1953, p. 135-158; 354-383; 456-486.
  • Vaccari A., « La θεωρία nella scuola esegetica di Antiochia », Biblica 1, 1920, p. 3-36; repris dans Id., Scritti di Erudizione e di Filologia 1 (Storia della Letteratura, 42), Roma, 1952, p. 101-135.
  • Vaccari A., « La “teoria” esegetica antiochena », Biblica 15 (1934), p. 94- 101; repris dans Id., Scritti di Erudizione e di Filologia 1, p. 135-142.
  • Young Fr. M., Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture, Cambridge, 1997, p. 161-185.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Theology