Interreligious Studies

Interreligious studies investigates the relation between various religions and worldviews, the tension between conflict and dialogue, and processes of religious transformation in pluralistic societies.

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Europe and Norway are increasingly marked by religious pluralism. The relation between the world religions and the theme of interreligious dialogue has been an integral part of study programs at the Faculty of Theology since 1997.

At the same time, themes such as religious dialogue, Islam in Norway, Christian-Buddhist relations, new religiosity, religion and secularity, and religious education in the multi-cultural school have become important parts of the Faculty’s research.

Since 2011, the Faculty has also offered courses in Islamic theology.