Dogmatic theology I

ltheo2131  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dogmatic theology I
4.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Bourgine Benoît;
Main themes
To achieve those objectives, one will offer:
- an original critical research on a question of dogmatics or on a significant work;
- readings, developments and discussion with the professor.
Learning outcomes

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

1 - highlight the interest, the requirements and the dynamics of a research of dogmatic theology;
2 - understand problems in their complexity, to assess their fundamental issues and their practical impact;
3 - elaborate a personal thought by integrating the bringing-in of a research.
What to believe? A journey through the symbol of the apostles
Dogmatic theology has the task of explaining Christian hope hic et nunc. The analysis of the traditional statements of the Christian faith will be carried out in three stages: 1/ questions pertaining to fundamental theology, 2/ elements of biblical theology, 3/ proposals of dogmatic theology. Each aspect of theological knowledge is thus subjected to a triple examination: a test of credibility with regard to the cultural context (1), a test of fidelity from the point of view of the Christian sources (2), a test of coherence of the proposed framework of meaning (3).
The apostles' symbol, with its Trinitarian structure, will be divided into 10 distinct articles, respectively :
I believe in God - faith                                                                        
the Almighty Father - the divine fatherhood                                       
Creator of heaven and earth - creation                                        
and in JC conceived of the SE, born of the virgin Mary                                     
The paschal mystery - cross, death and resurrection                               
The Last Judgment - our death, freedom, justice/mercy     
Holy Spirit - the depths of God                                              
Church and communion of saints - visible/invisible, heaven/earth      
Forgiveness of sins - new creation                                     
Eternal life and resurrection of the flesh - body, divinization
Evaluation methods
15-minute oral exam. The student presents orally a written work that has been sent by e-mail to the professor at least 48 hours before the date of the exam.
This written work is a synthesis in which the student proposes a personal and argued positioning of the questioning treated in the course. The student chooses an article among the 10 proposed and offers an original synthesis in fundamental, biblical and dogmatic theology (A4 format, recto/verso, 1000 words, 6000 characters including spaces).
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

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Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Theology