Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Currently I am a researcher and lecturer at the Centre of Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University. As a church historian I am involved in a four year project on ”Integration and tradition: The Making of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden” from the perspective of how traditions are transmitted and negotiated on a congregation level. My research has primarily been focused on the early church, and I participated in the international research programme ”Early Monasticism and Classical Paideia” between 2012-2015. As a reflection of my interests I have been teaching courses about the rise of monasticism, liturgical embodiment and the Orthodox churches in Sweden and the Middle East. Next to teaching and research I am also co-editor of Patristica Nordica Annuaria, and coordinator of the joint master’s programme ”The Religious Roots of Europe”, which studies the early sources of Christianity, Judaism and Islam in a comparative perspective.



Books (1)
Articles (2)
Book chapters (8)
Reviews (5)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)

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Andreas Westergren

Church and Mission Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

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E-mail andreas.westergrenctr.luse

Phone +46 46 222 90 52

Room LUX:B409

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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