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Master 2 Concentration: Biblical Studies

Master 2 Concentration: Biblical Studies

Credits: 60

Length: 1 year (can be spread over 2 calendar years)

Preparing for degree : Master of Arts in Theology

Entry requirements: MA1 in Religious Studies or MA1 in Theology (or equivalent)

Choose 4 courses and 1 research seminar from below - to be approved by the Director of Studies

Master 2 involves a thesis of 350 000 characters - (including spaces). Students will then complete an oral thesis defense in front of an academic jury.

 

Choose 4 courses from below and one research seminar, in accordance with the Director of Studies.

List of Courses

Prophets Part I

Prophets Part I

An Introduction to the Prophetical Phenomenon

The prophets understand themselves as inspired by God and claim that what they say is word of God. This is obvious from the very frequent formula they use « Thus speaks the Lord »...

Prophets Part II

Prophets Part II

Minor Prophets

Study of the Writing Prophets in Chronological Order
 

Prophets Part III

Prophets Part III

Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel

Study of the Writing Prophets in Chronological Order: from the Exile to the New Testament

The Gospel of St John

The Gospel of St John

The principal aim of the course will be to furnish an appreciation of Johannine literature as Good News, with particular reference to the theological perspective of the author. The course will further aim at providing a basic familiarity with, and a critical assessment of, contemporary critical thinking on the Johannine writings, particularly the Gospel of John.

The Book of Tobit

The Book of Tobit

The name which designates the book has not always been the same through the centuries. The name « Tobiah » in English or « Tobie » in French comes from the Latin Vulgate which gives the same Latin name, Tobias, to the father and the son. It has been used in the past decades but is generally no longer in use.

The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther

The story of Esther

The Book of Judith

The Book of Judith

The book of Judith is named after its main hero whose achievements it tells and glorifies. Like the books of Tobit and Esther, the book of Judith focuses on a main character and tells in detail the salvation given by God in a critical situation.

Gerald O'Collins' Understanding of Symbols, Experience and Divine Revelation

Gerald O'Collins' Understanding of Symbols, Experience and Divine Revelation

An Accommodation for a Christian Approach to the World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue in the Line of Jacques Dupuis

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part II

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part II

This course introduces you to the debates about the meaning of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke/Acts. What were the theological interests of the authors of the Synoptic Gospels?

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part III

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part III

What is the Jesus presented in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke like? How did he understand himself? How did the Evangelists understand him? Is that the same or different to the understanding of the disciples?

Historical Books of the Old Testament

Historical Books of the Old Testament

In this course we look at the Hebrews’ arrival in the Promised Land and continue right up to the end of their existence as an independent nation when disaster overwhelmed them.

 

New Testament Events

New Testament Events

This course is part of the book of Bieke Mahieu, Between Rome and Jerusalem. Herod the Great and His Sons in Their Struggle for Recognition: A Chronological Investigation of the Period 40 BC-39 AD, with a Time Setting of New Testament Events. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 208. Leuven: Peeters, 2012.

Newman's Theory of Doctrinal Development

Newman's Theory of Doctrinal Development

Application of the Newmanian Criteriology on the Axiom "Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus"

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part I

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part I

How are the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke interrelated? Did Matthew and Luke both use a written source 'Q' and Mark, when composing their Gospels? Did they each have their own sources as well? 

Introduction to the Gospel of Mark

Introduction to the Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark is distinctive within the New testament. It may be the oldest Gospel, but it post-dates some of Paul’s letters, from which we already have a good picture of the preaching of Peter and Paul. Mark paints Jesus in down to earth human form, willing to change his mind, vulnerable to the opinions of others, and especially those of the ones who opposed him.

An Introduction to the New Testament using the Historical-Critical Method

An Introduction to the New Testament using the Historical-Critical Method

The first thing to say is that the New Testament is the second half of the Christian Bible, and follows the Old Testament and what Protestants call the Apocrypha – mostly intertestamental writings which continue to speak of God’s grace and his care for his people, the people of Israel. The New Testament is about Jesus, a Jew from Israel, who lived and died and was brought back to life again by God.

The Epistles of John

The Epistles of John

This course places the Epistles of John within their context in the New Testament with the Gospel of John. It invites you to think for yourself about the meaning of the texts, and the relationship between the Epistles and the Gospel.

E-Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Homiletics

E-Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Homiletics

SEM49 - Practical Theology / Homiletics

4th October - 29th November 2021 

presented by Emmanuel Dumont, op

E-seminar: Our Doors Are Open. Welcoming People with Disabilities at Places of Worship

E-seminar: Our Doors Are Open. Welcoming People with Disabilities  at Places of Worship

SEM66 - Seminar in Theology

4th October - 29th November 2021

presented by David H. Pereyra

Foundations of Moral Theology

Foundations of Moral Theology

The aim of this course is to discuss the precepts, principles, and values of Catholic morality.

New Testament Greek 2

New Testament Greek 2
Available from September.
Prerequisite: completion of NT Greek 1 with a minimum grade of 12/20 or previous study of New Testament Greek.

 

Jewish Heroines of the Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament: A Study of Judith, Sarah and Esther

Jewish Heroines of the Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament: A Study of Judith, Sarah and Esther

Students will be introduced to the methods known as Rhetorical Biblical Criticism and Theological Criticism of the Bible.