Old Testament

lreli1261  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Old Testament
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

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Main themes
To achieve its objectives, the course will cover the following topics: exegesis of selected texts according to their theological or cultural importance and varying as much as possible the literary genres (myths, narratives, laws, prophetic oracles, psalms, Wisdom texts). Care will be taken to give a sufficiently broad sample of the main exegetical methods (narratology, rhetoric, socio-historical, poetic). As far as possible, texts centered on one or two major theological themes (covenant, election, law, worship ...) will be chosen. The formation will be supplemented by a reading portfolio.

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

1 - recognize the great literary genres of the Hebrew Bible;
2 - situate the main methods and their own impact;
3 - to uncover the theological significance of a biblical text from rigorous exegesis.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Minor in Christian Theology

Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions

Bachelor in religious studies

Certificat universitaire en études bibliques

Certificat universitaire en théologie (fondements)