Foresight study on position and future of theology and religious studies

Survey of scholarly insights and trends, opportunities and threats. Exploring opportunities for synergy between theology and religious studies.

Points of concern include the most prominent programme-based and/or thematic trends, the changing position of religion in society, and the opportunities and threats for the future of theology and religious studies as academic disciplines, for example in relation to other fields of study and in view of possible research agendas and priorities.

Nature of the advisory document

A survey of the field and recommendations for generating more synergies between the two disciplines over the next five to ten years, leading to lasting improvement.

Activities and schedule

The Foresight Study commenced on 7 April 2014. It will include two focus group meetings and a survey of the field. The final report will be issued in May 2015.