Research Seminar in history of christianity (Contemporary Era)

ltheo2972  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Research Seminar in history of christianity (Contemporary Era)
5.00 credits
30.0 h

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

Gay Jean-Pascal;
Main themes
The seminar will engage the exploration of a specific research topic in the field of Early Modern and Modern History. Students will contribute through active discussion and the study of a case or themes related to the seminar's topic. By the end of the term, students shall be able to lead a scientific investigation in the field of religious history and communicate their results.
Learning outcomes

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

1 Acquiring a research proficiency in religious history
2 Mastering the historiography of the seminar's topic
3 Further the understanding of the relationship between contemporary Christianity and historical discourse.
A Tridentine Paradigm? Invention and reinvention of Tridentine Catholicism (18th - 20th centuries). 
II. Places and objects of research
Following on from the previous seminar on the Council of Trent, the course will return to the historiography of modern Catholicism and, above all, to the idea put forward by Paolo Prodi that the modern and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were an "epoch" in the history of the Church. It will explore how the history of modern Catholicism in the 19th and 20th centuries is written, focusing on problematic places and objects (history of the clergy, history of doctrinal controversies, history of secularization, history of the globalization of Catholicism).
The seminar will specifically emphasize the centrality of the 19th and 20th centuries in the elaboration of the historical image of Early modern Catholicism and will try to explore how historical imagination shaped modern Catholicism, including different understandings of Catholicism.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation will take into account active participation in the seminar, the writing of a research dossier and its presentation and discussion in class.
P. Prodi, Il « paradigmo tridentino ». Un'epoca della storia della Chiesa, Brescia, 2010.
F. Hartog, Régimes d'historicité. Présentisme et expériences du passé, Paris, 2003.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in History

Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Theology