Questions of religious sciences: biblical readings

lteco1001  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Questions of religious sciences: biblical readings
2 credits
15.0 h
Luciani Didier;
Main themes
In order to achieve these objectives, the instructor proposes reading certain chosen biblical texts, using a method that is clarified and justified in light of the present cultural context. In reading these texts, he/she develops a reflection on the biblical message about the human being in the world and about possible paths for life. The basic awareness of the plurality of religious and laic approaches protects the discourse from close-mindedness, opening it to different traditions and other approaches.

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

1 By the end of this course, the student should be able: - to confront him/herself in a personal and critical way with the reflection developed during the lectures on the basis of biblical texts, and to argue his/her position, showing that he/she is conscious of the complexity of the questions at stake, also when confronted with various philosophical and religious traditions. - to read a biblical text methodically, showing that he/she understands what is implied by such a process of reading and interpreting a text in the present context.

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”.
As the title indicates, the primary focus of the course will be the Bible. The course will focus more precisely on the ongoing dialogue between the Bible and Law keeping in mind that the majority of the students come from the Law Department. Within the contemporary cultural context, such a point of entry into the Bible cannot be developed without at least a general introduction to the Bible itself, to Biblical Law, before touching on the main objective of the course, which is the reading of the Biblical texts themselves. It is therefore intended that the course will demonstrate the originality of Biblical Law, its coherence, its richness, and its relevance as a source of inspiration in today's world. It is also hoped that the course will help in fostering theological and anthropological reflections and eventually linking them with the other components of the programme.
Evaluation methods
written examination
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