Questions of Patristics II

ltheo2322  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Questions of Patristics II
4.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2022-2023
Main themes
These objectives will be achieved after an analysis of a specific question about various testimonies of ancient Christian literature (literary, doctrinal and theological aspects).
The analysed texts will be situated in their historical and theological contexts.
Learning outcomes

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

1 carry out personal research on a specific theological or literary question about ancient christian literature (Greek and/or latin) ;
2 read critically ancient theological sources ;
3 use the main tools in the field.
The topic of this second level course changes each year. For example: Jerome as a biblical scholar, the patristic interpretation of Genesis and Exodus, Song of Songs as interpreted by Origenes and Gregory of Nyssa, but also Eros and Agape according to the Fathers of the Church, and homiletics in the fourth century. Many texts of the fathers of the Church related to these topics are read and commented on during the lessons. Students learn to use the main tools in the field of patristics.
Evaluation methods
To be chosen by the student:
  • oral examination on the subject matter of the course
  • redaction of a written work of about ten pages (the form and the subject will be indicated at the beginning of the course). The evaluation will be made of the aptitude of the student to put the methods and descriptive techniques into practice.
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Teaching materials
  • Portefeuille de textes accessible sur Moodle
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 Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in History

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics