Course catalogue

Kató Szabolcs Ferencz · Cred 4 · Sem 1 · Őszi

The specific objective of this course is to introduce the student into the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible by means of summarising presentations, section by section and chapter by chapter. Topics to be tackled include the primeval and patriarchal periods, the exodus, the Sinai covenant, the desert wanderings. The course homes in on the interpretative enterprise en ensemble, which subsumes comprehensive knowledge about the authors and historical background of the individual books of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible and its wider cultural milieu in the ancient Near East.

Kató Szabolcs Ferencz · Cred 4 · Sem 2 · Tavaszi

The specific objective of this course is to introduce the student into the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible by means of summarising presentations, section by section and chapter by chapter. Topics to be tackled include the conquest and monarchic traditions, the message of the former prophets, the place and relevance of poetic and wisdom texts, and the exilic and post-exilic periods. The course homes in on the interpretative enterprise en ensemble, which subsumes comprehensive knowledge about the authors and historical background of the individual books of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible and its wider cultural milieu in the ancient Near East.

Kató Szabolcs Ferencz, Csaba Balogh · Cred 4 · Sem 3 · Őszi

The main objective of this course is to provide a detailed description of the content of the text of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, of the history of the literature and of the isagogics of ancient Israel. This objective will be achieved through the employment of the various books of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible as primary sources and extra-biblical texts as secondary sources.

Csaba Balogh · Cred 4 · Sem 6 · Tavaszi

Biblical texts are analysed by synthetising linguistic, literary, compositional, historical and theological information. The aim of this course is to introduce the student into the exegetical methods by means of which this synthesis can be achieved.

Csaba Balogh · Cred 5 · Sem 7 · Őszi

The aim of this course is to illustrate the process of interpretation of the Old Testament by concrete examples. The course will help the student to take a critical stance towards texts and their interpretations. The course will further allow a thorough look at a concrete biblical text (Isaiah 7:1-9:6).

Csaba Balogh · Cred 5 · Sem 8 · Tavaszi

The objective of this course is to present exegetical problems pertinent to the prophetical literature of the Old Testament. With its peculiar vocabulary and in most cases specific linguistic structures, prophecy forms a distinctive type of literature in the Bible. As a case study, this course is concerned with the Book of Habakkuk, which illustrates well how this process of rereading opens up new questions for the interpretation.

Dezső Kállay · Cred 4 · Sem 1 · Őszi

At the Introduction to the New Testament I course we present the conditions and the circumstances regarding the formation of the synoptic traditions, we introduce the attendee into the substance of the synoptic problems and their possible solutions.

Dezső Kállay · Cred 4 · Sem 2 · Tavaszi

At the Introduction to the New Testament II course we present the literary history (author, addressee, where, when and the circumstances in which they were written, the reason for why they were written, the literary unity and their structure) of the gospel according to John, of the Acts of the Apostles and of the early letters of Paul written to the congregation (1,2 Tessalonians, 1,2 Corinthians), their main content, the most representative theological themes and motifs.

Dezső Kállay · Cred 4 · Sem 3 · Őszi

At the Introduction to the New Testament III course we present the literary history (author, addressee, where, when and the circumstances in which they were written, the reason for why they were written, the literary unity and their structure) of the letters of Paul written to the Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians and the Pastoral epistles, their main content, the most representative theological themes and motifs.

Dezső Kállay · Cred 4 · Sem 4 · Tavaszi

At the Introduction to the New Testament IV course we present the literary history aspects (author, addressee, where, when and the circumstances in which they were written, the reason for why they were written, the literary unity and their structure) of the letter written to the Jews, of the General epistles, as well as of the book of Revelation, their main content, their most representative theological themes and motifs.

Dezső Kállay · Cred 4 · Sem 6 · Tavaszi

The Methodology of New Testament Exegesis presents those steps which helps us to get closer to a defined meaning regarding the New Testament texts. It enumerates those specific tools without the partial tasks, that are meant to aid the comprehension process, cannot be completed: the most reliable documents regarding the original text and the aiding tools for their comprehension like dictionaries, cyclopedias, grammar, comments, monographs and studies.

István Pásztori-Kupán · Cred 1 · Sem 5 · Őszi

This course is intended to provide a how-to approach both to graduate and postgraduate theological research and writing in general. Good formal writing, in our view, need not be stiff, labored, or boring to read. It can be creative, direct,
and vigorous — even to the point of possessing some literary merit. Further it must pass the tests of simplicity, accuracy, economy, and clarity.

Edit Somfalvi · Cred 4 · Sem 5 · Őszi

In the first semester the students will get to know their own psychological progress and recognize their skills, abilities and limits in teaching and education. Furthermore they will learn the basic vocabulary of personal psychology, of developmental psychology and of education theory, they will adopt the constructive pedagogy's point of view and they will master to use it in ecclesiastical circumstances.

Edit Somfalvi · Cred 4 · Sem 6 · Tavaszi

Catechesis II builds organically on the topics learnt during Catechesis I, now the students will learn to use all the general knowledge in each age group, in the meantime they become able to create timetables, class-plans, efficient teaching and to articulate their understanding about teaching, learning and education.

István Pásztori-Kupán · Cred 4 · Sem 5 · Őszi

An introduction to the literature and themes of the patristic period, from the first to the seventh centuries. Emphasis will be on reading and discussing primary sources in translation.

István Pásztori-Kupán · Cred 4 · Sem 6 · Tavaszi

An introduction to the literature and themes of the patristic period, from the first to the seventh centuries. Emphasis will be on reading and discussing primary sources in translation.

István Pásztori-Kupán · Cred 4 · Sem 7 · Tavaszi
BS41 · Dogmatics I

Dogmatics is the branch of theology which tries give an analytical reflection on Christian doctrine. The goal of this course is to present the teaching of the Church concerning these topics in their historical context in order to develop the ability to formulate the christian doctrine as relevant as possible for the present age.

István Pásztori-Kupán · Cred 4 · Sem 8 · Tavaszi
BS42 · Dogmatics II

Dogmatics is the branch of theology which tries give an analytical reflection on Christian doctrine. The goal of this course is to present the teaching of the Church concerning these topics in their historical context in order to develop the ability to formulate the christian doctrine as relevant as possible for the present age.
In the second semester we are going further with anthropology, chritology, soteriology, sacramentology, pneumatology and eschatology.

István Pásztori-Kupán · Cred 3 · Sem 3 · Őszi

Many of the doctrines central to Christianity have important philosophical implications or presuppositions. In the history of Christian theology, philosophy has sometimes been seen as a natural complement to theological reflection, whereas at other times practitioners of the two disciplines have regarded each other as mortal enemies.

Csaba Balogh · Cred 5 · Sem 7 · Őszi

The general scope of the course of Old Testament theology is to attempt to frame the diverse theological content of the Old Testament and to highlight the referential points which through the mediation of Judaism and Christianity have eventually become the cultural treasures of humanity. The course gives an overview of Old Testament pictures of the divine world in its ancient Near Eastern context. Specific topics to be discussed include monotheism, divine representation and mythological language.

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