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LEM’s research groups

Presentation of research group "Sacred Books"

Presentation of research group "Biblical Exegesis"

Presentation of research group "Philosophies and theologies"

Presentation of research group "Religious institutions and doctrines"

RESEARCH GROUP 1 - SACRED BOOKS : CANONS AND HETERODOXIES   > More Information 

Directed by Daniel De Smet, the research group focuses on the historical and philological study of the Sacred Scriptures, the Bible (Hebrew and Christian) and the Koran.

| Thématiques :

Bible : Hebrew and Christian Scriptures
- The apocryphal literature of early Christianity.
- The corpus of Gnostic, Hermetic, Magical and Neoplatonic writings.
- Studies on ancient Judaism.

Islam : Doctrines and thought
- Islamic esotericism : sources and extensions.
- The Eastern Christian sources of the Koran.

> More precisions about Cluster "Sacred book"
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RESEARCH GROUP 2 - BIBLICAL EXEGESIS, RELIGIOUS LITERATURE AND HISTORY FROM ANTIQUITY TO MODERN TIMES  > More information 

Directed by Marie-Odile Boulnois, the approach of this research group is essentially hermeneutical and historical, with a significant part devoted to the history of the reception of biblical texts. The Institut d’études augustiniennes is naturally part of this component.

| Themes

- History of the reception of the Bible
- Writings of St. Augustine and the Augustinian tradition.
- History and historiography of ancient Christianity.
- The literatures of controversy (between Christianity, paganism, Judaism).
- Interactions between secular culture and Christian culture.
- The reception of biblical texts.
- Edition and translation of Christian writings of Late Antiquity.

> More precisions about Cluster "Biblical exegesis"
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RESEARCH GROUP 3 - PHILOSOPHIES AND THEOLOGIES   > More information

Directed by Philippe Hoffmann, the object of Cluster 3 is the philosophical and doctrinal study of the fundamental texts of Western thought, including theological debates.

| Themes :
- Philosophy and religion : beliefs, theologies, metaphysics}.
- History of disciplines : doctrines and institutions.
- Ethics : freedom, causality, spiritual practices and ways of life.
- Logic and natural philosophy.

> More precisions about Cluster "Philosophies and theologies"
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> To see the publications of Cluster "Philosophies and theologies"




RESEARCH GROUP 4 - RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND DOCTRINES  > More information 

Directed by Brigitte Tambrun, this Cluster is studying religious or philosophical doctrines, in relation to environments or institutions.
This includes the study of medieval Judaism (with the center Nouvelle Gallia Judaica), and that of religious orders (with the CERCOR of Saint-Etienne).

| Themes :

- Methods of controversy and authorities
- Monastic Traditions
- Gathering together, union and orthopraxies
- Religious institutions and political authorities

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LEM’s research groups

Presentation of research group "Sacred Books"

Presentation of research group "Biblical Exegesis"

Presentation of research group "Philosophies and theologies"

Presentation of research group "Religious institutions and doctrines"