Department of Theology


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. 

Academic staff

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Andersen,, 431
Bach-Nielsen, CarstenAssociate, 423
Balle, Thorstein JohannesPart-time, 189
Becker,, 431
Bugge, DavidAssociate, 425
Cahana,, 427
Cappelørn, Niels JørgenPart-time
Dietrich, JanAssociate, 325
Engberg, JakobAssociate, 424
Falkenberg, RenéAssociate, 327
Holm, Bo KristianAssociate, 428
Holt, Else KragelundAssociate, 323
Ingesman,, 425
Jacobsen, Anders-ChristianProfessor with Special, 424
Jensen, Svend FodgaardTeaching Associate, 322
Johansen, Kirstine HelboeAssociate, 427
Jørgensen, Eva, 422
Kjærsgaard,, 430
Kondrup, Johnny JohansenPart-time
Larsen, Kasper BroAssociate, 324
Lodberg, PeterProfessor with Special, 430
Mathiasen Stopa, Sasja, 422
Mathiassen, Svend, 429
Mortensen, Jacob Palle BliddalAssistant, 326
Møller, Jes FabriciusProfessor with Special
Møller, Maria, 427
Nissen, UlrikAssociate, 433
Nongbri, BrentAssociate, 321
Nørager, TroelsAssociate, 423
Pedersen, Else Marie WibergAssociate, 426
Pedersen, Nils ArneAssociate, 426
Rabjerg, Bjø, 421
Rønkilde, Jette, 422
Schmidt, UllaProfessor with Special, 428
Sørensen, Dan EnokTeaching Associate, 329
Thorsen, Jakob, 429
Usacheva,, 329


2016.11.25 | Teologi

Visiting Associate Professor in New Testament Studies

For the year 2017 Brent Nongbri is Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Theology.

2016.10.31 | Teologi

Løgstrup Lecture 2016

Read the Løgstrup Lecture 2016 by Professor Emeritus Tom L. Beauchamp with the title: A DEFENSE OF UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES AND COMMON MORALITY IN BIOMEDICAL ETHICS

Associate professor Nina Javette Koefoed

2016.10.06 | Grant, Historie og Klassiske Studier, Teologi

How has the Reformation influenced Danish society?

Under the leadership of associate professor Nina Koefoed, a three-year project at Aarhus University aims to find out how the Reformation has influenced Danish society. The project has received a grant of DKK 5 million from the Danish Council for Independent Research.

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Mon 24 Apr
10:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, The Student House, Room 1, Bldg. 1421, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4
Movements of People and Ideas in the First Millennium
Joint seminar for the three research programmes Classical Antiquity and its Heritage; History – Power, Representation and Political Culture and Theology – Formation, Reformation and Transformation