New Testament Exegesis II (Letters and Revelation)

ltheo2112  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

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

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2022-2023
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 course will offer an ongoing reading of the Revelation of John, a text that is crucial not only for evaluating the Jewish roots of Christianity, but also for its rich reception and theological implications. We will therefore go through the text chapter by chapter, emphasizing the rhetorical techniques used and the theological implications of the author's words.
Teaching methods
Lectures alternate with group reading and presentations.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation will take the form of an oral presentation of approximately 20 minutes to comment on a randomly selected passage from Revelation.
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 [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Theology

Master [120] in Biblical Studies