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Hey, i'm in year 12 and hoping to study theology at university but it seems like i'm the only one! Is there anyone else hoping to apply for theology and where to? Let's get a discussion going
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Here. Want to apply to KU leuven for either theology or philosophy.

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Here. Want to apply to KU leuven for either theology or philosophy.

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ooo a reply! KU? Not familiar with that abbreviation
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It's the catholic university of leuven in Belgium. 2nd oldest in Europe I belive. I highly reccomend you look at it. Very quality and very cheap.
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Hey, i'm in year 12 and hoping to study theology at university but it seems like i'm the only one! Is there anyone else hoping to apply for theology and where to? Let's get a discussion going
Hey I'm thinking of applying too, where are you thinking of going?
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Hey I'm thinking of applying too, where are you thinking of going?
Wow I don't even remember making this thread - erm, cambridge, durham, edinburgh, st andrew's and KCL will be my options i think - maybe also bristol, exeter or birmingham. How about you?
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Wow I don't even remember making this thread - erm, cambridge, durham, edinburgh, st andrew's and KCL will be my options i think - maybe also bristol, exeter or birmingham. How about you?
Same, maybe Oxford or Nottingham potentially! Depends on my grades to be honest :/ one thing that bothers me, people aren't too keen on students with a theology degree, it's considered a waste of time by many (not by me ofc!) what's your opinion on that?
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Same, maybe Oxford or Nottingham potentially! Depends on my grades to be honest :/ one thing that bothers me, people aren't too keen on students with a theology degree, it's considered a waste of time by many (not by me ofc!) what's your opinion on that?
I thought that too but I now realise it's a load of tosh. If it's done at a good university then there's a wealth of doors that are open to you and it's as useful as any other arts subject. I thankfully have teachers who studied theology at Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh and they all told me that their peers had gone on to be successful lawyers, investment bankers, teachers, management consultants, journalists and all sorts of other things!
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I thought that too but I now realise it's a load of tosh. If it's done at a good university then there's a wealth of doors that are open to you and it's as useful as any other arts subject. I thankfully have teachers who studied theology at Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh and they all told me that their peers had gone on to be successful lawyers, investment bankers, teachers, management consultants, journalists and all sorts of other things!
Oh that's great! Unfortunately my teachers aren't as good. But you also hear about people graduating from Cambridge with a philosophy degree and ending up unemployed so yeah, it's a bit of a risk!
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What are your favorite topics within theology? To both... And are either of you religious?

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Oh that's great! Unfortunately my teachers aren't as good. But you also hear about people graduating from Cambridge with a philosophy degree and ending up unemployed so yeah, it's a bit of a risk!
It's usually because they don't know what they want to do with themselves or didn't think about it/set it up when in university - there's loads and loads of factors to consider really
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What are your favorite topics within theology? To both... And are either of you religious?

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I haven't studied much so I like a bit of everything. Ranges from hermeneutics, christian themes in literature, christian art, contemporary cultural impacts of religion, religion in literature and church history, how about you?
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Well, I'm not religious and according to my philosophy teacher it is very difficult to stay religious after you've studied theology, especially Christian theology. I am very interested in the origins of Christianity, how it developed, so mainly history of religion. At my school we get to study philosophy of religion and religious ethics so I guess my focus is connoted by those. It's very stereotypical to think that those studying theology are automatically full on religious, it's about 50\50 I think
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It's usually because they don't know what they want to do with themselves or didn't think about it/set it up when in university - there's loads and loads of factors to consider really
True. Gee, hopefully I'll see you on one of the open days!
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True. Gee, hopefully I'll see you on one of the open days!
Hopefully! I've only booked one for Cambridge thus far for Friday 5th July i think. It'll be nice to see other theology candidates because there's very very few
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I haven't studied much so I like a bit of everything. Ranges from hermeneutics, christian themes in literature, christian art, contemporary cultural impacts of religion, religion in literature and church history, how about you?
I like systematics, and liberation theology. Then also the biblical history. And dude that's so cool you like the religion in literature.

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Well, I'm not religious and according to my philosophy teacher it is very difficult to stay religious after you've studied theology, especially Christian theology.
Wow really? Do you know why? That actually comes as quite suprising to me.


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I like systematics, and liberation theology. Then also the biblical history. And dude that's so cool you like the religion in literature.

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Forgot to answer your second question, I don't know how religious I would call myself. I'm a Catholic but i'm not much of a 'follow the rules' Christian but more a humanist who believes in exhibiting more christ-like behaviour and promoting certain virtues more than preaching about God or telling people about Jesus. That type of character can be attributed to theists and non theists however so I don't know what I'd call myself. I do know i'm as pious as Pope Francis during exam season though:angel:
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Forgot to answer your second question, I don't know how religious I would call myself. I'm a Catholic but i'm not much of a 'follow the rules' Christian but more a humanist who believes in exhibiting more christ-like behaviour and promoting certain virtues more than preaching about God or telling people about Jesus. That type of character can be attributed to theists and non theists however so I don't know what I'd call myself. I do know i'm as pious as Pope Francis during exam season though:angel:
Ah that's cool man. I think we would be friends. I'm a catholic, but a very liberal one (if such a thing is possible). I do struggle with certain aspects of Christianity like salvation and the ressurection...

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Ah that's cool man. I think we would be friends. I'm a catholic, but a very liberal one (if such a thing is possible). I do struggle with certain aspects of Christianity like salvation and the ressurection...

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I'm the same, 'liberal catholic' seems to be an oxymoron to most and, to be honest, even me. And I too struggle with many aspects of Christianity but like to take its good bits to impact my life. I'm not too fussed if things like salvation and the resurrection aren't actually true because I think the moral teachings that can come from them are more important and accessible to everyone anyway.
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