New Testament Exegesis II (Letters and Revelation)

ltheo2112  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

New Testament Exegesis II (Letters and Revelation)
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).
4 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Burnet Régis; SOMEBODY;
Main themes
In order to achieve this end,
- some significant text from the New Testament Letters (or Revelation) will be studied, with an explanation of the exegetical method and an illustration of the interest of basic exegetical tools;
- some scientific literature about the texts will be read;
- anthropological and theological aspects of the analysed texts will be developed, and their particular contribution in the context of biblical thought enlightened.

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

1 - understand the main procedures of biblical exegesis and apply them on a text from the New Testament Letters (or the Book of Revelation) ; 
2 - situate the anthropological and theological contribution of significant texts of the New Testament Letters ;
3 - understand and criticise scientific works in Old Testament exegesis.
This year's class will offer an ongoing reading of the Epistle to the Hebrews, a text of capital importance not only for evaluating the Jewish roots of Christianity, but also for understanding the extraordinarily rich reception of this text, as well as its theological implications. Chapter by chapter, therefore, we will go through the epistle, highlighting the rhetorical techniques used and the theological implications of the author's words.
Other information
Prerequisite: Read and understand an article in English.
Une bibiographie élaborée sera présentée pendant les séances du cours.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Biblical Studies

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

Master [120] in Theology