History of biblical exegesis

ltheo2432  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of biblical exegesis
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 :
- an ancient biblical commentary (from the Antiquity to the 18th century) will be studied;
- it will be compared to other commentaries on the same biblical passage;
- attention will be paid to the type(s) of biblical texts used in the ancient commentary.

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

1 - read a ancient biblical commentary and understand the approach of the author ;
2 - situate this approach in the history of biblical interpretation;
3 - perceive clearly the importance of it for the exegesis of today.
This year, a historical overview of the different exegetical methods will be given, exemplified by the successive commentaries on the pericope of the Resurrection of Lazarus (Jn 11).
Evaluation methods

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

A review of an exegetical commentary must be submitted on Moodle (dates and conditions on the site)
Teaching materials
  • Support de cours sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Biblical Studies

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

Master [120] in Theology