Why study Systematic Theology in Nijmegen?
Systematic theology has a long-standing tradition in subjects as fundamental theology, dogmatic theology and theological ethics. At Radboud University the set of subjects of systematic theology is extended to include interesting domains such as philosophy of religion, feminist theology and spirituality studies. The central focus in all of these is on public theology, a relatively new and vibrant development in theology. It seeks to provide resources for people to make connections between their faith and the practical issues facing society.
Students are to develop a well-argued and clearly delineated position in these and other relevant debates. To aid the students in constructing their arguments, texts from renowned theologians are studied in the seminars. These texts range from Augustine and Aquinas to Milbank and from Schillebeeckx, Schoonenberg and Schuessler-Fiorenza to Tracy and Tillich.
- Radboud University offers a unique set of subjects within Systematic Theology which includes philosophy of religion, feminist theology and spirituality studies as well as the more conventional subjects fundamental theology, dogmatic theology and theological ethics.
- The central focus of this specialisation lies on public theology, a relatively new and vibrant development within theology in which issues and debates in society are studied as possible ways of thinking about God.
- Students have plenty of room to choose a direction that meets their professional and academic interests.
- The third year is aimed at training students for a specific profession.
- Teaching takes place in a stimulating, collegial setting with small groups, allowing for ample opportunity for questions and discussion.
- Radboud University and its Theology department are Roman Catholic in origin, but its Master’s programme in Theology is open to all students. Our students have very diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
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