Introduction to the Bible : New testament

lreli1120  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to the Bible : New testament
5 credits
30.0 h
Van Oyen Geert;
Main themes
To achieve its objectives, the course will address the following themes:
'the historical and religious context of the New Testament;
'the figure of Jesus in the New Testament;
'introduction to the Pauline literature, the Gospels and the Apocalypse and insight into the Apocrypha of the New Testament;
'a brief history of the canon of the New Testament;
'relationship between history, literature and theology for reading the Bible.

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


At the end of this course, the student will be able:

·        to describe the historical and religious context of the New Testament and situate the figure of Jesus;

·        to master a basic knowledge of the New Testament writings (content, main characteristics¿);

·        to describe the history of the formation of the New Testament canon.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Bachelor in religious studies

Minor in Christian Theology

Minor in Oriental Studies

Minor in Medieval Studies