Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, Politics and Democracy, Distance Education

This course prepares students for academic work in the field of religion, politics, and democracy, with a focus on Eastern Christian/Orthodox tradition. The course aims to develop the ability to critically read and review primary and secondary sources, and the ability to approach academic work independently and critically. In addition to learning about diverse approaches to the field, students will also learn to situate the study of religion/theology and politics within the broader field of the Humanities. 

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the requisite methods for conducting graduate studies within the Humanities 
  • Critically assess scholarly work and arguments and evaluate individual research methodologies 
  • Discuss ethical issues in academic work
  • Demonstrate familiarity with subject-specific approaches in the study of religion, politics and democracy in the context of Eastern/Orthodox Christianity 
  • Demonstrate the ability to use subject-specific methods and critical analysis in their individual work

Reservation för revidering av litteraturen.

  • Allen , Paul L. , 2012. Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed). London & New York : T & T Clark International & Bloomsbury Publishing. (228 s.)

  • Papanikolaou, Aristotle & Prodromou, Elizabeth , 2008. “What Are We Doing, Talking about God? The Discipline of Theology” in Thinking Through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars . Crestwood New York: St Vladimir's Seminary Press. (19 s.)

  • Bronner , Stephen Eric , 2017. Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction. 2 uppl. London & New York : Oxford University Press. (120 s.)

  • Eagleton , Terry , 2004. After Theory . New York : Basic Books: Peresus books group. (90 s.)

  • Louth , Andrew , 1990. Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology. London & New York : Oxford University Press. (168 s.)

  • Porter, Stanley E. & C. Robinson , Jason , 2011. Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory. Grand Rapids: Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. (308 s.)

  • Ricoeur, Paul, 1976. Interpretation Theory: Discourse and the Surplus of Meaning by Ricoeur. Forth Worth: Texas: Texas Christian University Press. (75 s.)

  • Smith, Philip & Riley , Alexander , 2008. Cultural Theory: An Introduction . 2 uppl. Hoboken: New Jersey: Wiley Blackwell: Wiley and Sons Publishing. (200 s.)

Schemat finns tillgängligt senast en månad innan kursen startar. Vi rekommenderar inte att du skriver ut schemat eftersom vissa ändringar kan ske.

Öppna schemat

Davor Džalto




A = Framstående, B = Mycket bra, C = Bra, D = Tillfredsställande, E = Tillräcklig, Fx = Otillräcklig, komplettering möjlig, F = Otillräcklig


  • Hemtentamen
  • PM
  • Seminarier

A Bachelor's degree in Theology or a related field (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university. Proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 15 december 2020.