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Interdisciplinary cooperation

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies employs academics in a wide variety of academic disciplines. All researchers have their own specialisms and networks of colleagues who also specialize in their specific fields. Partnerships have been set up within and outside the Faculty to deploy all this knowledge and expertise in joint themes.

Research Colloquium The Gods as Role Model

This Faculty research theme is spending a number of years studying how different religious traditions handle the division between the Divine and the profane and how the Divine functions as a role model for man. Attention is also paid to modern forms of cross-pollination between religious and cultural phenomena, such as the use of religious role models in the political debate, religiously motivated terrorism and discussions about developments in the life sciences, which at times seem to place man in the Creator's shoes.

Ancient World Seminar

CRASIS is an interfaculty partnership at the University of Groningen that conducts interdisciplinary research into the interplay between culture, religion and society in Antiquity. The research focuses on Greek and Roman cultures as well as early Judaism and Christianity and other minority cultures that were part of the classical Graeco-Roman world. CRASIS is a partnership between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, the latter being the responsible body.

Colloquium on Asian Religions

The Colloquium on Asian Religions is a forum that aims to study Asian religions from the perspectives of anthropological, indological and possibly other disciplines. The Colloquium focuses on the vast variety of religious traditions within Asian society.

Research theme ‘Religion, Identity and Memory’

A temporary interdisciplinary theme of the Religion, Representation and Power research group.

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