Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies
Bachelor of Arts
Education" Do you seek to better understand the potential your faith has for a critical reflection on society and the Church?
" Do you have an interest in religious attitudes, customs and traditions?
" Do religious buildings and the rituals they house awaken you to greater mysteries?
" Do religious traditions besides your own inspire your wonder as well?
If so, consider the Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies. The programme will:
" Deepen your current understanding of the Christian tradition and the history of the Church;
" Improve you knowledge of modern and Biblical languages, philosophy and other human sciences;
" Help you reexamine your assumptions and critically deepen, broaden and mature your faith in conversation with contemporary culture.
This programme can also be taken part-time.
ProfileIn addition to meeting the general and faculty-specific admission requirements, applications should have:
" An awareness of history; the ability to relate pieces of concrete historical information with one another and locate them along a temporal line;
" Interest in religious attitudes, customs and traditions; awareness of the public role of religion, rituals and manifestations within and outside one's own environment;
" An initial familiarity with the Christian tradition and the history of the church; familiarity with the basic vocabulary of the Christian tradition, including terms such as 'prophet', 'bible', Jesus of Nazareth, etc.;
" The capacity to summarise and apply abstract insights and schematic presentations; the ability to distinguish between doctrines, rituals and practices.
ObjectivesThe curriculum is aimed at the interdisciplinary study of the Christian traditions in the context of a multicultural and multi-religious society and world.
The programme is aimed at preparing students to engage in independent theological and interdisciplinary reflection on the Christian traditions. At the same time, the programme also intends to stimulate interest in the mutual relationships between the various Christian churches and between Christianity and the other world religions.
At the end of the programme, the student is expected to have acquired the following skills:
- knowledge of and insight into the fundamental concepts and methods of theology in relation to its distinct methodological perspectives;
- knowledge of and insight into the fundamental concepts and methods of religious studies, interreligious dialogue and the study of the major world religions;
- knowledge of and insight into the fundamental concepts of canon law;
- knowledge of and insight into the fundamental concepts of important auxiliary disciplines in their relationship to the phenomenon of religion (philosophy, sociology, psychology);
- the capacity to apply the acquired insights to problems related to religion, fundamental life options and society;
- the ability to independently collect and assimilate adequate scientific material and integrate it into a coherent working paper.
After graduationMaster programmes
* Master of Theology and Religious Studies