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Department of Theology

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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. 


2021.04.23 | Teologi

Bjarke Mørkøre Stigel Hansen - New Postdoc at the Department of Theology

Bjarke Mørkøre Stigel Hansen is affiliated the research project “Epistemological Aspects of ‘Dialogue’: Exploring the Potential of the Second-Person Perspective."

2021.02.12 | Antropologi, Arkæologi, Filosofi og Idéhistorie, Globale Studier, Historie og Klassiske Studier, Religionsvidenskab, Teologi

Support for virtual seminars and conferences at CAS

Read about your support options from CAS, if you wish to host virtual seminars and conferences.

2021.02.01 | Teologi

Lavinia Cerioni - New Marie Curie Postdoc at the Department of Theology

Lavinia Cerioni joins the School on 1 February. She will be working on the project: “Origen on Gender” (OriGen).


Thu 02 Sep
00:00-12:00 | Aarhus
Popular Receptions of Classical Antiquity
Two-day seminar with the research programmes Classical Antiquity and its Heritage, History and Theology and AIAS (funding from Carlsberg)
Mon 11 Oct
12:00-12:00 | Sandbjerg
Joint annual Göttingen-Aarhus-seminar on Patristics, Transfer and Reception
C-SAC 3-day seminar, October 11-13, Sandbjerg.
Mon 08 Aug
09:00-17:00 | On campus and on-line
Tenth Conference of the International Association of Manichaean Studies (2022)
Moved to Aug. 2022