As a science, Theology explains phenomena relating to people’s religious thinking and activity as well as world-views, in particular within the sphere of Christianity. Theological research makes use of the methods of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The majority of theologians work as ministers or teachers of religion. In order to work as a minister, a theologian must first be ordained.
In addition to church services, ministers lead parish occasions and brainstorm various events, among other things. They are also employed in other special duties, such as family counselling or missionary work. In addition, more and more theologians work as experts in assignments requiring knowledge of religions and cultures. Jobs are available in the media, development co-operation as well as domestic and international organisations, for example.
Teachers of religion may either only teach religion or also specialise in subjects such as philosophy, history, psychology or mother tongue in addition to religion.