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Theology and Science: Common Roots, Conflicts, and Conversations

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2318
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 25 March 2020
2 Closed GU-24881
Spring 2020
50% Distance
Period: 20 January 2020 - 25 March 2020
2 Closed GU-24882
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

What has the relation between the sciences and theology really been like in the course of Western history? And how might they be related today? In this course you will study one of the main questions of our time against the background of research in history, theory of science, and philosophy. We will deal both with the theoretical perspectives necessary to understand the relation between the sciences and theology, and the specific questions arising at their intersection. These may concern the relation between Christian anthropology and the biological sciences, creation theology and the development of contemporary cosmology, or the bearing of evolutionary psychology on ethical questions. Within the course, you will have an opportunity to particularly focus on a question you find to be of specific interest.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in some main field of study where it is included a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Qualified are also those that have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Furthermore, knowledge corresponding to English A/English 5 is required.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 SEK

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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