Dr. Gregor Buss - Is Theology a Science?

Dr. Gregor Buss - Is Theology a Science?
Activity Date: 
Monday, Dec 5, 2016

What is theology? Is it a scientific discipline at all? Should it not be better replaced by religious studies or philosophy of religion? In the colloquium we discussed the status and relevance of theology at state universities. Once the mother of all academia, theology is now often disregarded as obsolete and out-dated. Is it still justifiable to teach theology at universities? What are the minimal standards for science? Is theology the exception – or do all disciplines (esp. in the humanities) face similar problems? The aim of the colloquium was to open a broader discussion on the character and objectives of both theology and science.