Courses Summer 2013

Our courses summer 2013 are based on the first semester licentiate curriculum of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Rome, taught in English in London in summer and accredited by KU Leuven in Belgium.

These course descriptions are subject to change. Additional courses may be added. The following links provide the full course listings at KU Leuven for the:
Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies and the
Master of Arts in Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion.

Our summer courses are arranged in three blocks of two weeks each.

Block 1: 1 – 13 July 2013 (not 6, 7 or 11 July)

L701 Liturgical Research Seminar (IL certificate course)

L702 Liturgy in the West: History and Context (IL certificate course)

L714 Liturgical Spirituality (IL certificate course elective)

The annual St Bede Liturgy Lecture will be given by Abbot Cuthbert Brogan at Farnborough Abbey, Hampshire, on Saturday 6 July (more here).

Block 2: 15 – 26 July 2013 (not 20 or 21 July)

L704 Liturgical Hermeneutics I (IL certificate course)

L712 The Eucharist in History (IL certificate elective)

Block 3: 12 – 23 August 2013 (not 17 or 18 August)

L511 Intermediate Latin for Liturgists (IL course for Latin qualification)

L711 Proficient Latin for Liturgists (IL certificate elective)

L719 Seminar on the Eucharist (IL certificate course)

General information. Each course runs Monday – Friday for two weeks for a total of ten sessions. Because 11 July is the feast day of St Benedict, class sessions that day have been transferred to the following Saturday so that the first week runs from Monday to Friday followed by a free weekend (Saturday and Sunday), and the second week runs from Monday to Saturday with a free day on 11 July. Each course session lasts 2 hours and 50 minutes including a break.

 

Block 1: 1 – 13 July 2013  (Saturday 6, Sunday 7 and Thursday 11 July are free days)

L701 Liturgical Research Seminar     (required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Daniel McCarthy OSB

This introductory seminar aims to equip students with a method with which they can conduct their own graduate research in liturgy with skills in three areas:

1) gathering the essential body of information,
2) interpreting a liturgical event and
3) developing a coherent presentation.
Each student will research and present the history and tehology of an agreed upon collect type prayer.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing

Dates: July 1 – 5 (Monday to Friday; Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July free)

   July 8 – 13 (Monday to Saturday; Thursday 11 July free)

Hours: 10.00-12.50 (including a break). A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

 

L702 Liturgy in the West: History and Context     (required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

The course aims to provide insight into the origin and developments of the liturgy in the West up to the present day, reflecting the different cultural periods of society and how these shape the liturgy of the Catholic Church. It examines both the historical and liturgical record and and the recent debates among Catholic liturgists concerning the past and future development of the Roman Catholic liturgy. The course will proceed by means of a chronological study of the major periods of the liturgy of the Christian Church in the West.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing

Dates: July 1 – 5 (Monday to Friday; Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July free)

   July 8 – 13 (Monday to Saturday; Thursday 11 July free)

Hours: 15.00-17.50 (including a break). A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

L714 Liturgical Spirituality     (elective for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. James Leachman OSB

At the end of the course each of the students will be able to describe and evaluate:

i. the history of the growing separation of liturgy and interior prayer
ii. the conflict over liturgical spirituality and popular piety
iii. specific examples of efforts at the reconciliation of liturgy and spirituality
iv. the understanding of the celebration of the liturgy as source of motivation for daily life
v. the role of the liturgy in promoting the integral human formation of the ecclesial person.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing

Dates: July 1 – 5 (Monday to Friday; Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July free)

   July 8 – 13 (Monday to Saturday; Thursday 11 July free)

Hours: 10.00-12.50 (including a break). A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

 

Block 2: 15 – 26 July 2013 (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July are free days)

L704 Liturgical Hermeneutics 1     (required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Daniel McCarthy OSB

Students will learn methods for discerning the meaning of a prayer in its historical and liturgical context and will use interpretative keys for understanding its fuller meaning.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing

Dates: July 15 – 19 (Monday to Friday; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July free)

   July 22 – 26 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 10.00-12.50 (including a break). A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

L 712 The Eucharist in History     (elective for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

This course considers the two major parts of the Eucharist; the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist and is designed to lead the reader through the major periods of cultural and theological change in the Church particularly in the West up to the present. We wish clearly to indicate the changes in the liturgical forms throughout history and to present the theological understandings of the Eucharist in the different periods. In this way it is hoped that readers will understand both what the Church teaches and the reasons given for these teachings.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing

Dates: July 15 – 19 (Monday to Friday; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July free)

   July 22 – 26 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 15.00-17.50 (including a break).  A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

 

Block 3: 12 – 23 August 2013  (Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August are free days)

L511 Intermediate Latin for Liturgists     (for entrance exam into IL certificate programme and Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Rome)
     not for credit at KU Leuven
James Leachman and Daniel Vowles

Students will begin to understand the meaning and usages of the subjunctive mode mostly in reading and also in writing the Latin language. Presumed is a knowledge of the verb in all times of the indicative. This course is intended to prepare the student for the entrance requirement into the IL certificate programme of studies in Liturgy and for the entrance exam in Latin for the Pontifical Institute of LIturgy, Rome, and for the credited course Proficient Latin for Liturgists L711. As such, this course is not accredited.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing

Dates: August 12 – 16 (Monday to Friday; Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August free)

   August 19 – 23 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 10.00-12.30 (including a break) for the presentation of the Latin language by Daniel Vowles and 14.00-15.00 for an examination of Latin texts with James Leachman. A fuller description of the course is available here. This course is not accredited by KU Leuven.

 

L711 Proficient Latin for Liturgists     (elective for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof.  D. McCarthy OSB

Students will encounter Latin liturgical texts and Latin authors writing on the liturgy in many ages. They will proceed to a greater facility and ease with the Latin language and come to a more detailed and direct understanding of liturgical texts. They will develop a fuller expression of liturgical ideas accurately and beautifully in both Latin and English. Specific elements of the language considered include the four participles and infinitives, sentences in the ‘accusative with the infinitive’ and purpose and result clauses. Our review includes the sequence of tenses. Our method is that developed by Fr Reginald Foster, OCD, retired papal Latinist of forty years.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing

Dates: August 12 – 16 (Monday to Friday; Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August free)

   August 19 – 23 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 14.00-17.30 (including a break) for a total of three hours of instruction daily. A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

 

L719 Seminar on the Eucharist    (fulfills seminar requirement for IL certificate)
     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

This seminar considers the history and development of eucharistic texts. Students will examine a selection of eucharistic texts and trace their origin and development through history, examine how they have been proclaimed and interpreted up to the present. Students are helped to learn from each other by seminar presentations and to edit their own work in the light of others presentations. In this way students refine their research skills and may prepare an article for publication or develop a Masters thesis.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing

Dates: August 12 – 16 (Monday to Friday; Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August free)

   August 19 – 23 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 09.30-12.20 (including a break). A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven is not yet available.

 

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