This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The aim of this course is to give students in-depth knowledge of how climate change as a global challenge interacts with issues of religion.

Learning outcome

  • Have advanced knowledge of (re-)formulations of religion on a global scale in the Anthropocen
  • Have advanced knowledge of contemporary religion related to ecological challenges and crisis

  • Be able to explain how and why religion is related to the concept of Anthropocene
  • Be able to analyse religious change as a globalizing trend, and the rise of a global, indigenous religion discourse

Generic competence:
  • Be able to discern and discuss issues pertaining to religion, nature, ecology and climate crisis


The role of religion in the so-called Era of Man, the Anthropocen, and discourses of indigenous religion(s), are on the global agenda. Within the frames of ecological crisis, the course presents how institutionalised and indigenous religions relate to climate crisis, (re-) articulations of the past, nature, landscape, materiality and spirituality, issues that feed into a global and globalizing discourse. The course provides analytical tools, theories and empirical cases that highlights discourses of religion and indigeneity in a time of deep and wide human modification of the Earth.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/15 hoursA - FNone permitted

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Anne Kathrine Kalvig
Programme coordinator
Signe Ekenberg

Method of work

Lectures, seminars, group work

Open to

Open to students at Master of Religion, Culture and Society, Lektorutdanning trinn 8 - 13 and as a singel course.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 27.09.2020