Questions of history of christianity: Antiquity

ltheo2341  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Questions of history of christianity: Antiquity
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Auwers Jean-Marie;
Main themes
These objectives will be achieved after an analysis on a specific question about ancient Church history (historical, litterary, theological and when needed archeological aspects).
The analysed texts will be situated in their historical and theological contexts.

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

1 carry out personal research on a specific question about ancient Church history (historical, litterary and theological aspects) ;
2 read critically ancient historical sources ;
3 use the main tools in the field.

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 "triumph of Christianity"
This year, the course will attempt to revisit the question of the "triumph of Christianity" from the perspective of defeated paganism
Aragione G., Les chrétiens et la loi. Allégeance et émancipation aux iie et  iiie siècles (Christianismes antiques),  Genève, 2011.
Bardy G., La conversion au christianisme durant les premiers siècles (Théologie, 15), Paris, 1949.
Beatrice P. Fr., L'intolleranza cristiana nei confronti dei pagani, Bologne, 1993.
Brown P. – Lizzi Testa R., Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire : The Breaking of a Dialogue (IVth – VIth Century A.D.) (Christianity and History, 9). Berlin, 2011.
Cameron A., The Last Pagans of Rome, Oxford, 2011.
de Labriolle P., La réaction païenne. Étude sur la polémique antichrétienne du ie au vie siècle, Paris, 1934 (réimpression : Paris, 2005).
Ferry L – Jerphagnon L., La Tentation du christianisme, Paris, 2009.
Fiedrowiz M., Christen und Heiden. Quellentexte zu ihrer Auseinandersetzung in der Antike, Darmstadt, 2004.
Lane Fox R., Pagans and Christians in the Mediterranean World from the second Century A.D. to the conversion of Constantine, Harmondsworth, 1986.
Levieils X., Contra Christianos. La critique sociale et religieuse du christianisme des origenes (lege : origines) au concile de Nicée (45–325) (BZNW, 146), Berlin – New York, 2007.
Ritter A. M., « L’Église et l’État » : points de vue du christianisme ancien. Religion et politique dans l’Antiquité (Traditio christiana, 13), Berne, 2005.
Wilken R. L., The Christians as the Romans saw them, Londres, 1984.
Wytzes J., Der letzte Kampf des Heidentums in Rom (Études préliminaires aux religions orientales dans l'Empire romain, 56), Leiden, 1977.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Theology

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in History

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [60] in History

Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies