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Department of Theology

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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

2020.05.28 | Globale Studier, Ceremony / opening, Teologi, Historie og Klassiske Studier, Historie, Klassiske studier

Nils Klim Prize 2021

Call for nominations for the Nils Klim prize 2021

2020.01.06 | Teologi

Elisa Uusimäki - New Associate Professor at the department of Theology

Elisa has accepted a position as Associate Professor at the School from 1 January 2020.

2019.01.23 | Teologi

Miriam DeCock - New postdoc at the Department of Theology

Miriam DeCock will be working on a postdoctoral project on Origen's recently discovered Homilies on the Psalms.

Events

Mon 08 Jun
12:00-12:00 | Sandbjerg
Cancelled: The Reception History of the Biblical and Patristic Heritage: Reflections on Theory and Method in a Burgeoning Field of Study
Seminar at Sandbjerg in the project Origen as Interpreter of the Psalms (Miriam DeCock) - Cancelled due to the Covid-19-crisis -