Religious Studies


Year 1:

Blok 1.

Concepts & Methods.


  • Creating Judaism, by M.L. Satlow (ISBN: 0231134894)

Blok 2.

Anthropology of religion.

Hinduism and Buddhism.

Blok 3.


  • A Short World History of Christianity (revised edition), Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014
    (Also available on SmartCat)
  • The historian’s toolbox, Londen: Routledge/Taylor and Francis group, 2019 (4th edition) (Book) / (eBook)

Psychology and Sociology of Religion. 

  • Several articles, available through the library

Blok 4.


Religion and Philosophy.

Year 2:

Blok 1

Concepts and Methods 2. 

Rituals in Theory and Practice.

Blok 2

The Text Awakens.

The Sacred Image.

  • Required and recommended readings will be available on reserve shelves in UB or by ebook/PDF

Blok 3

Religion, Media and Popular Culture.

  • Selected articles and book chapters will be provided at the beginning of the course

Religion and Politics.

Blok 4 

Ethics and Secularity.

Religion, Diversity and Identity.

Year 3:

Blok 1

Quranic Arabic 1.

Spirituality and Secular Religion.

– The readings for this class will be announced in the syllabus.

Blok 2

Quranic Arabic 2.

Law and Religion.

Religion, Space and Place.

Blok 3

Lived Religion: Reading Case Studies.

Contested Humanity.

    • “Redeeming the ‘Human’ through human rights. Talal Assad
    • ‘The Cyborg Manifesto’ in Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs and Men (London: Free Association Books 1991).(available on the internet). Donna Haraway
    • The Origins of Totalitarianism. Hannah Arendt
  • Parts of Posthumanism,Cambridge: Polity Press 2014. Pramod K. Nayar

Check the course guide / ocasys to be sure

Blok 3&4

Bachelor thesis.

Ba Thesis Seminar Lived Religion.

Ba Thesis Seminar Impact of Religion.

Blok 4

Lived Religion: Academic Debates.

Cultural Impact of Religion.