Christian rites and symbols : Liturgy

lreli1160  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Christian rites and symbols : Liturgy
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Join-Lambert Arnaud; Willocq Patrick (compensates Join-Lambert Arnaud);
Main themes
The course will cover the basic notions of anthropology of the ritual, the history and the theological foundations of Christian liturgies and a special introduction to the rite of the Eucharist.

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

1 A. to master the knowledge to explain Christianity in its cultural environment according to theological disciplines;
A3. to understand and explain the liturgical and pastoral situation of a Christian community;
2 B. to employ appropriate concepts to develop theological reflection;
B.1. to know the notions proper to theology and its epistemology;
B.4. to perceive the complementarity of the theological disciplines relevant to positive theology, systematic theology and practical theology;
3 C. to properly use the tools for rigorous theological reflection and research;
C.1. to know the diversity of the methods of analysis and research used in theology.
In order to achieve its set objectives, the course will address the following themes: study of rituals (sign, symbol, rite, symbolic order) and specifically Christian rituals in their kinship and difference; biblical roots of rites and liturgies; the pneumatological and ecclesiological dimension of liturgies; liturgical documentation (ancient and contemporary sources, including an in-depth study of liturgical reform after the Second Vatican Council), practical introduction to the use of the main working tools for the study of the sacraments and the liturgy.
Other information
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Les ouvrages de référence seront : Paul DE CLERCK, L'intelligence de la liturgie, Coll. Liturgie 4, Edition du Cerf, Paris, 1995, 2005, et Louis-Marie CHAUVET, Symbole et sacrement. Une relecture sacramentelle de l’existence chrétienne, Coll. Cogitatio Fidei 144, Les Editions du Cerf, Paris, 1987, 2008². Une bibliographie détaillée sera fournie au fur et à mesure de l’enseignement
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Minor in Christian Theology

Bachelor in religious studies

Certificat universitaire en théologie (fondements)