Theologie als dubbelspel: over verscheidenheid en dynamiek van theologie en godsdienstwetenschap | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 63, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268


The complex and shifting relationships between Dutch academic theology and (the neutral study of religions) are examined in this article from the perspective of science of religions. It has four parts. In the first section, the expanding fields of study and increase in multidisciplinarity of theology and science of religions are sketched, and the growing overlap between them, causing sizable parts of academic theology to become ‘de-theologised’. The relationship between theology and religion is next examined from the perspective of the history of religions. It shows that theology is as much a liability as it is an asset to religions. In the final two sections, the current plurality of theology and science of religions is sketched and the shifting relations between their various kinds.


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