SEARCHING FOR NEW KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RELIGION
Our department charaterized by a rich research enviroment which focused on increasing knowledge and understanding of religions and world views, in both near community and in a global context.
Breadth, depth and diversity are three concepts which illustrate well the research undertaken at the department. Here research is carried out concerning, amongst other issues, classic theological and ecclesiological questions, assimilation processes amongst Swedish immigrants, biblical interpretation and fiction, the meeting between science and religion, ritual and mental health in a secularized Sweden, theological and philosophical aspects of animal rights ethics and religion and welfare. These examples also show the relevance of research to society at large and its importance for a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary occurrences and phenomena.
There are two research centres and one forum related to the Department. The Forum for Jewish Studies (FSJ), Centre for multidisciplinary research on religion and society (CRS) and Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR). They are a collaboration between several Faculties at the University.