This course explores the origin, historical development and meaning of the figures of demons, devil(s), Satan, and angels. Students will learn about different sources that influenced the formation of the idea of demons and angels, and their visual representation, primarily in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Developments in demonology and angelology are examined in connection to the process of imagining (and othering) of ethnic, racial, religious, or gender “others.” The course also explores the religious iconography of Satan, demons and angels as artistic and pop-cultural motifs, as well as into the meaning of numerical and visual symbols that are often associated with the figures of Satan and evil (most notably “666” as the “sign of the beast”).
Demons and Angels: East and West
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Study Pace: Full-time (100 %)
Level: University - second cycle
To be eligible for the course, an applicant must either have a bachelor’s degree in theology/religious studies, comprising 180 ECTS credits, or a degree in related field (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen).
English language proficiency: the English proficiency requirement for academic studies at Sankt Ignatios is equivalent to the English 6 course in Swedish upper secondary school. Students from outside Sweden, or students who cannot verify proficiency in English, are required to take an internationally recognized test (e. g. TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent). More information about the required score on internationally recognized English tests can be found at English language requirements (www.universityadmissions.se); see section Meeting the English requirements with an English test.
Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola:Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this program is SEK 1200 per semester.