Department of Theology

  • #29 on QS World University Rankings

Profile

Theology is concerned with the exploration of Christianity - and its interaction with culture and society -  past and present. Theology is a unity comprising the following fields or disciplines: the Old Testament, the New Testament, church history, dogmatics, ethics and philosophy of religion. Research and teaching also includes practical theology and theology of religion as well as the global spread of Christianity. Topics span a broad spectrum, from exegetic and literary readings of the biblical scriptures, analyses of the relation between church, society and state, and studies in Global Christianity to reflection on ethical dilemmas and issues of topical interest to philosophy of religion.  

The academic staff's research competences include a wide range of methodological approaches from the fields of history, philology, history of literature, philosophy, sociology, politology and psychology.

Research environment

Theology at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for theological research in Europe and attracts a number of internationally recognised researchers. The environment is nationally and internationally renowned for its research activities in a number of areas such as Christianity in antiquity, reformation theology, bioethics and nanoethics, as well as the study of N.F.S. Grundtvig and K.E. Løgstrup.

The programme's researchers are often involved in interdisciplinary projects and networks with researchers from other fields, including the study of religion, the humanities in general, medicine and social science.

Degree programmes

The Theology Programme offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Theology (cand.theol.), Master's degree programme in Diaconia, the joint Nordic Master in the Religious Roots of Europe as well as a number of elective subjects and continuing education courses. 

News

Moesgård, where the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies are based (photo: Moesgård Foto).

2018.03.07 | Awards, Antropologi, Arkæologi, Religionsvidenskab, Teologi

Three subject areas ranked among the top 50 in the world

Three of the subject areas taught at the School of Culture and Society have been included in the top 50 on the latest QS ranking list.

2018.01.20 | Teologi

New PhD fellow at “The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization”

Valeria Dessy is a new PhD fellow in the Marie Curie ITN “History of Human Freedom and Dignity in the Western Civilization”, located at the School of Culture and Society. Her project is entitled Origen and the modern Protestant tradition.

Martin Luther painted in 1528 by Lucas Cranach the older (photo: Wikimedia Commons).

2017.10.30 | Grant, Historie og Klassiske Studier, Teologi

Is Luther behind the Nordic model of society?

Aarhus University is part of a new joint Nordic project aimed at studying the impact of Luther’s ideas about social development in Scandinavia. The project has been granted more than SEK 4 million.

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