He investigated astrological and physiognomic manuscripts from Qumran. These texts relate astrological matters, physical characteristics, and people’s destinies with each other according to a worldview of cosmic sympathy. Popović compared the Qumran texts with Babylonian, Greco-Roman and other Jewish texts. He showed that Early Judaism was influenced by scientific and scholarly developments outside Judaism, especially by Babylonian and Hellenistic sciences.
The Keetje Hodshon Prize for the field of Philosophy/Theology is awarded once every four years. Previous recipients in this field were Wim Drees and Lodi Nauta. In the fields of literature and history the prize has been awarded amongst others to Frits van Oostrom and Willem Frijhoff. The prize will be handed to Popović during a ceremony in Haarlem on June 20.
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies wins Best Practice Award 2022!
On Thursday, 3 March 2022, the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization and the Institute for Indian Studies of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen will be hosting the event “The Politics of Religious...
Both the bachelor's programmes in Theology and Religious Studies at the UG are Top Rated Programmes. According to the Dutch Higher Education Guide 2022, Theology belongs in the top 10 of the best bachelor's programmes in the Netherlands.
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