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We are exploring the ancient Christian writings, their religious ideas, and the historical development of Christianity. The sources for this domain are leather, papyrus, clay fragments, and parchment, as well as a variety of languages ​​and writings in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Syrian, Coptic, etc.

In Biblical Studies, we delve into the writings of the Old and New Testaments, their context and their theology. In Patristics, we deal with the ancient Christian writers, their works and their thoughts. In Ecclesiastical History, we elaborate the historical development of Christianity in all its light and shadows.

We provide key qualifications. Students learn to speak competently about the basic writings and texts of Christianity, its origin and its content. They learn methods of how to approach ancient, biblical and other historical texts, as well as methods of interpretation. We impart language skills to understand ancient sources and literary works. We enable students to acquire basic knowledge of the history of the humanities, theology, art, and social and institutional life in order to gain confidence for managing the tasks at present.


We publish the following journals and series:

BN – Bibliotheca Nisibinensis
BN – Biblische Notizen. Neue Folge
COMES – Civitatum Orbis MEditerranei Studia
DCLS – Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies
DCLY – Deutercanoncial and Cognate Literature Yearbook
OPOe – orientalia - patristica - oecumenica
PKNT – Papyrologische Kommentare zum Neuen Testament
POSST – Pro Oriente Studies in Syriac Tradition
SEThV – Salzburger Exegetische Theologische Vorträge

 

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    The Austrian Academy of Sciences has awarded Mag. Dr. Daniel Ehrmann, university assistant and doctoral candidate in the Department of German Studies, four year APART-Grant, which he will start on the1. 3. 2021.During this time he will complete his post doctoral thesis project „Aggregation. Relationaliity and the Constellations of Literature (1650 – 1950). Toward a medium range historical model.
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    The project funding programme for research between PLUS and South East Asian partner universities, ASEA-UNINET Call 2021-2022 (Project implementation period: 1st October 2021 - 30th September 2022) is now open.
    Prof. Dr. Jude Lal Fernando, Assistant Professor at the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, will be holding lectures in SS 2021 on the topic of "Interreligious Relations in Asia" at the Centre for Intercultural Theology in the area of Religious Studies.
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    The Centre for Intercultural Theology and the Study of Religions and the University of Fribourg are organising an interdisciplinary online conference from the 16th-17th April 2021 (Start 16th April 2021 at 14:15).
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