History of theology in the Middel Ages. Specific questions

ltheo2621  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of theology in the Middel Ages. Specific questions
3 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
Counet Jean-Michel;
Main themes
These objectives will be achieved after a presentation of the cararcteristic axes of monastic and scolastic theologies. The birth, the main theologians of the XII century and the important syntheses of the scolastic theology will be studied with some indications on the latse scolastic and the heterodox doctines.

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

1 At the end of this activity, the student will be able to - make the difference between various types of theology practised in the Middel Ages (methods; sources; literary genres; historical, cultural, institutional contexts). - use the main tools in the field and deepen a specific question in a personal research.

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 course will deal with the concept of creation in medieval theology. Instances of medieval theological conceptions of creation ' from monastic theology and from scholastic theology - will be questioned and commented to build the image of divine creation for the medieval thinkers. Greek theology won't be forgotten.
The methods of medieval theology, its different forms (monastic, scholastic, positive), its literary forms, the challenges it had to take up, will be presented.
Teaching methods
classical lecture
Evaluation methods
Oral exam. The student  chooses a topic  on which he  makes a presentation and has to answer questions on the matter of the course.
David Neil Bell, Par mille chemins. Développement et diversité de la théologie médiévale, Paris, Cerf, 2000.
Brian Gaybba, Aspects of the Medieval History of Theology : Twelth to Fourteenth Centuries, Pretoria, University of South Africa, 1988.
Brian Gaybba, God's Wisdom and Human Reason. The Development of Theology as a Discipline in Medieval Texts, Pretoria, University of South Africa Press, 1999.
Marc Ozilou, Guy Berceville, La Théologie Médiévale dans Histoire de la Théologie, sous la direction de Jean-Yves Lacoste, Paris, Seuil, 2009.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Philosophy

Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary education) - Philosophy

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Theology

Master [120] in Philosophy