Study of Religions

Studying religion means to systematically investigate religion as a part of culture. Thus, the objects of the “Religion” at University of Leipzig are the religions pasts and presents, their interrelations with other societal phenomena, and the encounters with it.

The programme is divided into two related sections: theoretical approaches to religion and the history of religions. In classes students will acquire a knowledge of the historical developments and contents of different religions: Islam and Middle East religions, Buddhism, religious traditions of South, Central and East Asia, Judaism, Christianity, or European history of religion. This knowledge is approached more systematically in theoretical courses: Comparative studies, phenomenology, theory of religion, sociology of religion, anthropology of religion, or psychology of religion, history and methods of the study of religion, and religion in modern societies.

Institute for the Study of Religions

last update: 02.11.2018 


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Institute for the Study of Religions
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JProf. Dr. Sebastian Schüler
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