New Testament Exegesis II (Letters and Revelation)

ltheo2112  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

New Testament Exegesis II (Letters and Revelation)
4.00 credits
30.0 h

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

Burnet Régis;
Greek initiation, reading in English.
Main themes
In order to achieve this end,
- some significant text from the New Testament Letters (or Revelation) will be studied, with an explanation of the exegetical method and an illustration of the interest of basic exegetical tools;
- some scientific literature about the texts will be read;
- anthropological and theological aspects of the analysed texts will be developed, and their particular contribution in the context of biblical thought enlightened.
Learning outcomes

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

1 - understand the main procedures of biblical exegesis and apply them on a text from the New Testament Letters (or the Book of Revelation) ; 
2 - situate the anthropological and theological contribution of significant texts of the New Testament Letters ;
3 - understand and criticise scientific works in Old Testament exegesis.
This year's class will offer an ongoing reading of the Epistle to the Hebrews, a text of capital importance not only for evaluating the Jewish roots of Christianity, but also for understanding the extraordinarily rich reception of this text, as well as its theological implications. Chapter by chapter, therefore, we will go through the epistle, highlighting the rhetorical techniques used and the theological implications of the author's words.
Other information
Prerequisite: Read and understand an article in English.
Une bibiographie élaborée sera présentée pendant les séances du cours.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Biblical Studies

Master [120] in Theology