What is an Online Study in Religious Studies & Theology?

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Religious Studies and Theology focus on the supernatural, sacred or divine, holy writings and the moral code, ritual practices, dogmas, values or associated institutions. Religion has several functions that are expressed through the human behaviour: cognitive or action function, anxiety reduction, social function, compensation and identity.

Religious Studies are interdisciplinary because they capture the impact of religion in the international environment and the presence of traditions in the modern world. Research focuses on different approaches on religions and its place in history.

Comparative Religious Studies is a sub-branch of Religious Studies that is more connected to Cultural Studies. Comparative Religious Studies attempt to identify the elements that are similar between different religions, and the elements that set them apart, sometimes attempting to bridge cultural gaps and to promote spiritual understanding and common ground between different faiths.

Religious studies and Theology are concerned with the study of the spiritual beliefs and their particular characteristics and their expression in nowadays society. Religious Studies and Theology specializations include topics like culture, conflict, librarianship, economics, geography, history and others.

The study of one or several religions equips Religious Studies and Theology graduates with skills and knowledge that may lead to a career as a priest/minister, teacher/lecturer, advice worker, community development worker and others.

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