Divinity, Theology and Religious Studies

What is the difference between Divinity, Theology and Religious Studies?

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There is no difference between Divinity and Theology and they can be used synonymously. They both refer to the study of the Christian traditions from textual, historical and doctrinal perspectives.

Religious Studies examines the phenomenon "religion" in a variety of traditions and contexts and considers different theories of religion cross-culturally.

At the School of Divinity you can study courses in a number of different traditions, for example Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu traditions (in co-operation with Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies and Asian Studies).

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