This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
- the relationships of the Christian Churches with the contemporary world resulting from revolutions, from the end of the 18th century to the 21st century;
- the evolution of ecclesial institutions (under the impact of key events) and the role of people who compose them (individuals or communities);
- the evolution of the practices and languages of the Christian faith;
- the universalization and regionalization of Christianity;
- the relationship of the Christian churches to their social, economic, political and geopolitical environments;
- The course will include a practical introduction to the use of the working tools of the historian of this period and a commentary of historical documents.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of the course, the student will be able:
- to situate the main chronological landmarks in the history of Christianity from the beginning of the 19th century;
- to explain the challenges that the Christian churches faced with the ideological movements and currents of these two centuries;
- to profitably use the instruments of the historian;
- to comment on a historical document on the history of contemporary Christianity.
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”.
The knowledge implementation sequence examines both the religious dynamics at local level in Belgium and the dynamics at work on a more general scale (churches and globalization, interfaith and interreligious relations, the history of theology and theologians). In these sessions, the work is mainly based on documentary studies.
- submission of a written commentary of the document and its presentation and discussion within the framework of the course;
- an oral examination on the course including an open-ended question, a series of course questions and the student's presentation of a historical document and its issues.