Research Seminar in history of christianity (Contemporary Era)

ltheo2972  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Research Seminar in history of christianity (Contemporary Era)
5.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2022-2023
Main themes
The seminar will engage the exploration of a specific research topic in the field of Early Modern and Modern History. Students will contribute through active discussion and the study of a case or themes related to the seminar's topic. By the end of the term, students shall be able to lead a scientific investigation in the field of religious history and communicate their results.
Learning outcomes

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

1 Acquiring a research proficiency in religious history
2 Mastering the historiography of the seminar's topic
3 Further the understanding of the relationship between contemporary Christianity and historical discourse.
Writing the history of the sacraments.
In the continuity of the previous seminars on the Council of Trent and the Tridentine paradigm, and from within a reflection on the historical regimes of Catholicism, the course will revisit the historiography of modern and contemporary Catholicism by examining the way in which historians of the 19th and 20th centuries have dealt with the characteristic object of Catholicism, the sacraments and "sacramentality.
The 19th and early 20th centuries saw the construction of an imaginary of modern Catholicism that determines several aspects of religious life in the contemporary era. Finally, we will study the contemporary and conflicting reinventions of the modern past.

Evaluation methods
The evaluation will take into account active participation in the seminar, the writing of a research dossier and its presentation and discussion in class.
P. Prodi, Il « paradigmo tridentino ». Un'epoca della storia della Chiesa, Brescia, 2010.
F. Hartog, Régimes d'historicité. Présentisme et expériences du passé, Paris, 2003.
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 History