Sociétés, cultures, religions : Biblical readings

lteco2100  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Sociétés, cultures, religions : Biblical readings
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).
2 credits
15.0 h
Ausloos Hans;

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

1 confront him/herself in a personal and critical way with the reflection developed during the lectures on the basis of biblical texts.
2 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.
3 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.
After a brief introduction to biblical literature (Old and New Testament), the strange character of the Bible as literature from a distant past is emphasized. Afterwards, some reactions to this topic are presented, in which particular attention is paid to the fundamentalist treatment of the Bible. In the major part, the way in which a nuanced approach to biblical texts presupposes a basic knowledge of the Biblical sciences is illustrated. Thereafter, the course deals with some themes that are present throughout the Bible. In particular, the course focuses on the violence narrated in the biblical texts.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written exam.
H. Ausloos & B. Lemmelijn, La Bible et la vie. Réponses bibliques aux questions d'aujourd'hui (Le livre et le rouleau, 48), Namur – Paris: Lessius, 2016.
English version: H. Ausloos & B. Lemmelijn, The Book of Life. Biblical Answers to Existential Questions (Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs, 41), Louvain – Paris – Walpole, MA: Peeters; Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans, 2010.
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