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Department of Theology

  • #29 on QS World University Rankings


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. 


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

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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).

2020.12.04 | Teologi

Kasper Bro Larsen receives a Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowship

Kasper Bro Larsen has received a Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowship for the project: “The Programmatic Scene in New Testament Gospels and Ancient Biographies”.


Wed 14 Apr
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus
Origen as Exegetical-Pastoral Author in the Lineage of Paul
Miriam DeCock
Fri 28 May
14:00-15:30 | Aarhus University, Tåsingegade-auditorierne, Auditorium 1
Is humane war ethical? Leo Tolstoy's lifelong skepticism
SLØK- lecture 2021 by Samuel Moyn, Yale
Wed 02 Jun
15:00-17:00 | Aarhus
Antioch inside out: Libanius and Chrysostom on “peasants” moving through the city
Florian Wölle, Professor, Copenhagen. Seminar co-organized in collaboration with the research programme Classical Antiquity and its Heritage.

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