Sociétés, cultures, religions : Biblical readings

lteco2100  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Sociétés, cultures, religions : Biblical readings
2.00 credits
15.0 h
Learning outcomes

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

1 confront him/herself in a personal and critical way with the reflection developed during the lectures on the basis of biblical texts.
2 argue his/her position, showing that he/she is conscious of the complexity of the questions at stake, also when confronted with various philosophical and religious traditions.
3 read a biblical text methodically, showing that he/she understands what is implied by such a process of reading and interpreting a text in the present context.
After a brief introduction to biblical literature (Old and New Testament), the strange character of the Bible as literature from a distant past is emphasized. Afterwards, some reactions to this topic are presented, in which particular attention is paid to the fundamentalist treatment of the Bible. In the major part, the way in which a nuanced approach to biblical texts presupposes a basic knowledge of the Biblical sciences is illustrated.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Paper to be submitted at the end of the semester
H. Ausloos & B. Lemmelijn, La Bible et la vie. Réponses bibliques aux questions d'aujourd'hui (Le livre et le rouleau, 48), Namur – Paris: Lessius, 2016.
English version: H. Ausloos & B. Lemmelijn, The Book of Life. Biblical Answers to Existential Questions (Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs, 41), Louvain – Paris – Walpole, MA: Peeters; Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans, 2010.
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