Introduction to Practical Theology

lreli1292  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Practical Theology
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

Teacher(s)
Language
French
Main themes
The articulation between theology and law; the theologies of canon law; the notion of the fundamental rights of the faithful; the role and effectiveness of canon law in the life and practice of the Church.
Aims

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

1 At the end of this course, the student will be able:
- to grasp the place and the role of canon law in the life and practice of the Church;
- to perceive how ecclesiological data are put into practice in concrete terms;
- to use documents and instruments of work in canon law, including the texts of the Code of Canon Law of 1983;
- to articulate ecclesiology, pastoral theology and canon law.
 
2 - to perceive how ecclesiological data are put into practice in concrete terms;.
 
3 - to use documents and instruments of work in canon law, including the texts of the Code of Canon Law of 1983;
 
Content
After a historical and conceptual introduction, the course presents the main areas of contemporary canon law: what are the issues at stake and the concrete practices, in general, based on the structure of the 1983 Code, and in particular on the notion of the fundamental rights of the faithful. The ecclesiological relevance of canon law is examined in order to grasp the scope of the debates relating to the "theology of canon law".
Introduction
History of Canon Law: From Practice to Science
The variety of canonical norms
The Practice of Canon Law and the 1983 Code of Canon Law
Presentation of the codification process
Analysis of code structures Institution and fundamental rights
The major doctrinal issues
The major practical issues.
Temporal and personal scope
natural law
Self-definition and oecumenism
Conclusions: Theologies of Canon Law: Between Law, Pastoral Care and Theology
Theological Uncertainties and Ecclesiological Conflicts
Teaching methods
COVID: Face-to-face will be encouraged wherever possible.
Hybrid modalities for online teaching are possible.
The course is grouped on two Saturdays in February.
Evaluation methods
Open book written exam. A list of questions is made available to students at the end of the course. The exam consists of a theoretical question and a practical casus.
The same modalities are applied for the September session.
Online resources
see the moodle website of the course
Bibliography
1. Un portefeuille d'articles constitue le support principal : cfr le moodle du cours.
2. Un manuel de référence : L. GEROSA, Le droit de l'Église. Manuel de théologie catholique, Luxembourg, Saint-Paul, Paris, Le Cerf, 1998
3. Les étudiants devront disposer d'une version papier ou électronique du code de droit canonique
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Christian Theology

Additionnal module in Religious Studies

Bachelor in religious studies

Certificat universitaire en théologie (fondements)