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Title: The Louvain Faculty of Theology and Its Professors: 1834-1889
Author(s): KENIS, L.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 67    Issue: 4   Date: December 1991   
Pages: 398-414
DOI: 10.2143/ETL.67.4.556027

Abstract :
The attention of historians and theologians given to the Louvain Faculty of Theology during the 19th century is usually confined to the last decade of the century. In the 1890's a new generation of theologians began to teach, who integrated the achievements of historical-critical scholarship into their research and thus established the reputation of the Faculty. The symbolic beginning of this turn is the year in which scholar Albin Van Hoonacker was appointed to the new chair of 'Introduction à l'histoire critique de l'Ancien Testament' (1889). In the following pages we will give a survey of the professors who held teh main chairs in theology and canon law at the Faculty from the reestablishment of the University in 1834 until 1889. We will focus on their principal works and their significance for education at the Faculty.

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