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Theology and the Reading of Western History

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2314

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

Is Western modernity really a natural consequence of Europe’s long Christian history? Or is modernity rather to be seen as antithetical to Christianity? What are the theological roots of secular society? In this course, these kinds of questions are explored through a careful study of the relation between Christian theology and the development of modernity from historical, philosophical, social-scientific, and theological perspectives. A deeper knowledge of this relation is important in order to understand the conditions of theology in modern society, both in academy and church, and also in order to be able to participate in the public debate on these issues.

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EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson +46 31 786 4519


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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