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Systematic theology

Werner G. Jeanrond (left) and Marius Timmann Mjaaland (right). Photo: Faculty of Theology.

The research group is led by Werner G. Jeanrond and Marius Timmann Mjaaland

About the group

Research in Systematic Theology concerns the central questions of Christian faith in our multi-religious and globalising world. Moreover, it discusses appropriate methods for a critical and self-critical Christian theology for the benefit of its three major publics, i.e. church, society, and academy.

This group will promote research and publication on central theological themes:

  • the question of God in a globalising age
  • the historical and contemporary significance of the theological virtues of love, hope and faith
  • the impact of hermeneutics and phenomenology on theological method
  • interreligious hermeneutics
  • theology and life sciences
  • the dynamics of ecclesial transformation in an age of globalisation and digitalisation

The group consists of researchers (permanent faculty members, PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows) who work within the field of systematic theology which comprises philosophy of religion, dogmatics and ethics. The group is led by Professor Werner G. Jeanrond and Professor Marius T. Mjaaland.

Former members of the group, who have previously worked at the Faculty of Theology and occasionally participate, include professors Svein Aage Christoffersen, Kjetil Hafstad and Notto R. Thelle.

International members of the group include Professors Ola Sigurdson (University of Gothenburg), Catherine Cornille (Boston College), and Jayne Svenungsson (Lund University).

Academic programmes and courses

This research groups welcomes applications for PhD studies within the research framework described on the front page. Please contact Professors Jeanrond or Mjaaland for further information.

Published May 10, 2019 12:08 PM - Last modified Feb. 24, 2021 1:16 PM