Alevi Theological Studies

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In autumn 2018, the discipline of Alevi Theological Studies was established at the University of Vienna. It is one of the first internationally oriented theological disciplines at university level that deals with Alevism as a subject of research and teaching with regard to its religious self-conception. On the basis of the amended Islam Act (Islamgesetz 2015), Alevi Theological Studies primarily aim at advancing the academic education of Alevi theologians, chaplains and religious education teachers in a religiously pluralistic Austria – on equal footing with other religious communities.