Oxford theology students can skip Christianity lessons

According to The Telegraph:

Theology students at Oxford will no longer be required to study Christianity throughout the course for the first time in 800 years after undergraduates complained about lack of diversity.

Changes are being made to the degree to mirror shifts in religious beliefs and culture in the wider British society, according to academics.

Instead, those in second year will have the option to take papers which will include “feminist approaches to religion and theology”, the Times Higher Education magazine reported. Johannes Zachhuber, professor of historical and systematic theology and the theology faculty’s board chairman, suggested students could avoid studying Christianity altogether and instead favour subject such as “Buddhism in space and time”.

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