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Religious Studies

This webclass gives you a good impression of the contents of Religious Studies. You’ll learn to critically look at the terms that you’re using, and you’ll investigate the relationship between religion and culture from different perspectives.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Religion is an omnipresent everyday phenomenon in nearly all cultures. Of the seven billion people on earth, six billion call themselves religious and worldwide, there are no fewer than 10,000 religious denominations! Religion does not occur in isolation; it affects people’s daily behaviour economically, politically, psychologically and socially. Religious Studies investigates religion as a phenomenon. The central question we ask ourselves is not to what extent religions are ‘true’, but how religion affects people’s lives and what people do with it.

Web class

The webclass Religious Studies gives you a taste of what it entails to study Religious Studies at the university of Groningen. The webclass is divided into four weeks. Every week, we’ll investigate religion in a different context, for example the relationship between Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding. You’ll learn to critically reflect on the relationship between religion and culture, analyse challenging texts and take a stance!


The web class registration is closed. We can no longer enroll anyone for this round. Then enrollment for the next round of web classses opens on January 25, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this web class, you can reach us at webklassen or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Last modified:16 January 2021 10.18 a.m.