Three doctoral theses were defended in the fall semester at the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Doctoral students Helle Kaasik, Hedi Vilumaa and Ahenkora Siaw Kwakye defended their doctoral theses in the field of religious studies.

Tantra in India: Paulson Lectures in the Study of Religion

In cooperation with the School of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Tartu, the Estonian Society for the Study of Religions is organizing the first Ivar Paulson lectures

About the School

The main focus of the school is research and education in theology and religious studies. The school tries to build upon longstanding traditions as well as adapt to the modern world around it, creating an intricate, but productive environment for present and future development. Until 2015, the school was called the Faculty of Theology

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PhD Studies


Currently there are four main fields of study at the school. Each of these study fields has multiple faculty members working on it together with PhD students.

History and the present of religiosity

Church History

Religious History of the Middle East and the Bible

Contemporary Christian faith and practice


Our blog contains popular science overviews of our research and information about what’s happening in the fields of theology and religious studies. Occasionally we also post in English.

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The expatriate Estonian visiting professorship will be held by Annela Anger-Kraavi and Mart Kuldkepp.