Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Life in a nutshell

Since 2003 I teach, research and administrate at the Centre for theology and religious study at Lund university.

I have over the years tested universities in Borås, Örebro, Gothenburgh, Stockholm and Uppsala, and have been educated in religious studies, linguistics and mathematics.

As PhD-student in Uppsala I presented a dissertation in philosophy of religion, "God in the act of reference" in 2000. Until summer 2003, when I started work as senior lecturer in Lund, CTR, I worked as senious lecturer in philosophy of religion at the Theological department in Uppsala, of which one year as study director.

A private life? Yes, I have that too. Enjoyable. But that's a nut I won't crack on the net.,,


About the research

I regard philosophical work primarily as disentangling. By clarifying what explicit or implicit presuppositions a certain argument or problem is based on, and how the argument can be evaluated depending on what stance is taken in different ethical, conceptual, philosophical, gender theoretical etc issues, I hold that an important part of the philosophical work is done.

For me the great satisfaction with philsosophy of religion is that so much can be encompassed within the subject: all (possible and impossible) philosophical problems that arise from religious phenomena may be discussed and analyzed, all ideas and arguments may be suggested and tested, since there are no given or unquestionable answers.

My basic scientific stance contain an openness for all ideas and problemareas until they have been shown to be untenable or irrelevant, and then always relative to a certain context, question, problem or scientific paradigm.


Books (3)
Editorships (1)
Articles (7)
Book chapters (5)
Conference contributions (1)
Reviews (2)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (6)
Supervision at Lund University (2)

Research portal (Lund University)

Erica Appelros

Reader, Senior Lecturer
Studies in Faith and World Views
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Contact information

E-mail erica.appelrosctr.luse

Phone +46 46 222 90 55

Room LUX:B322

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30