Eastern theologies

ltheo2331  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Eastern theologies
4.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2022-2023 !

Main themes
To achieve that objective,
- the activity will offer an introduction to the study of the different Eastern theologies ;
- one will go into the thought of an author or into a specific theological question of one of the (Chalcedonian or not) Eastern traditions in depth.
THEO2331 - Eastern Theology - Christophe D'Aloisio
The course is structured in two main parts, one offering a panorama of the Eastern and Oriental Christian traditions (Byzantine, non-Chalcedonian, non-Ephesian and Eastern Rite Catholic) and the other proposing to enter into the thought of a major author representative of one of these traditions, through the critical analysis of his theological work. The first part includes interdisciplinary sections, invoking both the theological traditions of the corresponding communities and historical, sociological, socio-anthropological, literary and political approaches, so that the student can understand Eastern theologies both in their historical past and in the current challenges they face. The second part consists, on the one hand, of a general presentation of the work of a representative theologian of Eastern Christianity and, on the other hand, of a study of excerpts from his work. Both the first and the second part of the course do not aim to provide the student with encyclopaedic knowledge of such a vast subject, but to enable him or her to identify the relevant working tools in this field of research and to learn how to use them in concrete situations.
Teaching methods
Unless otherwise stated, course given in class.
Evaluation methods
Short essay followed by an oral examination
Faculty or entity

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

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

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

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

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions