Department of Theology

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

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.

[Translate to English:] Martin Luther malet i 1528 af Lucas Cranach den ældre.

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.

Professor Eve-Marie Becker

2017.07.03 | Teologi

Eve-Marie Becker appointed fellow at The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies

From September until January 2017 Professor Eve-Marie Becker has received a fellowship at The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. During this period, she will be part of an interdisciplinary research group working on “The Subject of Antiquity: Contours and Expressions of the Self in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures”.

Events

Mon 05 Mar
11:00-17:00 | Mødelokale 2, Konferencecenteret, Fredrik Nielsens Vej, 8000 Aarhus C
Seminar with Oswald Bayer: ”Martin Luther’s Theology for Today"
In cooperation with Dansk Lutherforum and Forlaget Eksistensen
Mon 19 Mar
09:30-18:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
Seminar with Robert H. Nelson ”Confession and social responsibility”
In cooperation with AIAS
Tue 17 Apr
13:00-17:00 | Nobelparken, 1461-516
Seminar with Sabine Hiebsch: ”Ecclesiology of a Lutheran minority in the Dutch Golden Age: A closer look at the sources”

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