History of the New Testament milieu

ltheo2472  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of the New Testament milieu
4.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2022-2023
Main themes
In order to achieve this end,
- a group of non-canonical texts from the inter- or neo-testamentary period will be studied; the selection will be guided by the interest of these texts for the interpretation of the New Testament;
- these texts will be situated in their political, social, religious and literary context.
Learning outcomes

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

1 - for the inter- or neo-testamentary period, either to situate historically and understand correctly non-canonical texts,
2 or situate in their socio-historical context some events, persons and movements.
The setting of the Catholic epistles
The so-called Catholic epistles (1-2-3 Jn, 1-2P, Jude...) are often unknown and their production environment is highly hypothetical. From a precise reading of these different epistles, we will try to determine, by carrying out a work of internal criticism, in what context they could have been written. 
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 all or part of one of the course sessions and analyze a pericope from one of the epistles.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus de texte 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 Biblical Studies