Course Monotheism in Antiquity


Course leader: Lars Albinus

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Arts

Course fee: 0.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2024

Application deadline: 15/09/2024

Cancellation deadline: 15/09/2024

Course type: Classroom teaching

Start date: 24/09/2024

Administrator: Andreas Mølgaard Laursen


All participants are placed on a waiting list until we reach application deadline.


Please note that for this course registration is binding unless you are prevented by illness.

Course description
Professor Guy Stroumsa of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will visit Aarhus University for a PhD-course on the nature and emergence of monotheism in the ancient world. Participants will read his latest, as of yet unpublished book, Dynamics of Monotheism in Late Antiquity (129 pages) and discuss it with the author. In addition, each participant is invited to submit a short piece of writing (2-3 pages) based on their own research to be discussed during the workshop.

A look into some cutting-edge research on the topic of ancient religion and monotheism. 

Dynamics of Monotheism in Late Antiquity. This will be distributed via mail to all participants.
PhD-students will be invited to contribute short writings (2-3 pages) to be read by the other course participants and Guy Stroumsa. This is not a requirement for participation, but those who do submit will get a chance to discuss their work with the others during the workshop.

Target group
All stages of the PhD-process. 
It will be relevant for students working in the study of religion, theology, philology, ancient history and similar fields. 

Seminar-style. Guy Stroumsa will present for around 45 min. After this we will discuss his book. Finally, we will discuss the submitted writings by the PhD-students.

Guy Stroumsa -

Aarhus University

Campus Aarhus

Langelandsgade 145, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Building 1584, room 118

Course dates:

  • 24 September 2024 12:00 - 16:00