History of biblical exegesis

ltheo2432  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of biblical exegesis
4.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2022-2023
Main themes
In order to achieve this end :
- an ancient biblical commentary (from the Antiquity to the 18th century) will be studied;
- it will be compared to other commentaries on the same biblical passage;
- attention will be paid to the type(s) of biblical texts used in the ancient commentary.
Learning outcomes

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

1 - read a ancient biblical commentary and understand the approach of the author ;
2 - situate this approach in the history of biblical interpretation;
3 - perceive clearly the importance of it for the exegesis of today.
This year, a historical overview of the different exegetical methods will be given, exemplified by the successive commentaries on the pericope of the Resurrection of Lazarus (Jn 11).
Teaching methods
The method will be participatory. Attendance is mandatory. Lectures alternate with group reading and presentations. 
Evaluation methods
Each student will take charge of part or all of one of the course sessions and analyze one or more historical commentaries on the pericope studied (Jn 11).
Teaching materials
  • Support de cours sur Moodle
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

Master [120] in Biblical Studies