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The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Lausanne offers two study paths: Theology and Religious Studies. The first is organised jointly by the Universities of the Azur Triangle (Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel), while the second adopts an interdisciplinary approach between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne. For some courses, students can also benefit from the Azur offer.
The main aim of studies is to develop precise and critical knowledge:
Theology: basic texts of Christianity, the Christian tradition (Protestant), as well as different historical currents and contemporary expressions of Christianity; knowledge of Christianity and its history necessarily implies a knowledge of other religions, both monotheistic and polytheistic.
Religious Studies: the phenomenon of religion in general, major religious traditions in particular (Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc), as well as more marginal religious currents or other reconstructions. The methods employed are mainly those of social sciences as comparative history, anthropology and sociology.