Comparative approach of religions

ltheo2170  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Comparative approach of religions
4 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Main themes
To achieve those objectives, the introduction to the methods and the recourse to the reference books will be applied to the comparative study of doctrines, practices or institutions chosen in various religions.
Aims

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

1 - to understand critically the methods of the comparative study in sciences of religions, particularly in history of religions;
 
2 - to evaluate them;
 
3 - to use the reference books for documentation and research in that field.
 
Content
Critical analysis of Comparatism in Religions. Methodology in order to establish a valid comparative study. Hermeneutics, Philology and structural and doctrinal analysis. Exemples of valid and in valid comparative studies in the five main religions. Analysis of students comparative works (TD).
Teaching methods
Public course in classroom, student's short works about comparativ studies (teacher providing documents and topics) with analysis and debate during the sessions. 
Evaluation methods
Final writing work about 15 pages on comparative study of a topic (decided with the teacher).
Other information
-Public course with obligarory presence of students. 
Bibliography
  • Cornu, Philippe, Introduction à l'Histoire des religions, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2017
Bibliographie donnée lors du cours. Provided during the course.
Teaching materials
  • Cornu, Philippe, Introduction à l'Histoire des religions, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2017
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions

Master [120] in Theology

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions