EuARe 2023 Conference

The St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology was pleased to host, alongside Australian Catholic University, the sixth annual conference of the European Academy of Religion. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to explore the emic perspective that the Encyclopaedia values so much. While religions can be described propositionally, they are whole ways of life. As such, they have characteristics that may be clear to those within, yet difficult to grasp for those without: inhabiting a building is different to looking over its blueprints. ‘Religion from the Inside’ examined what is added (and what is lost) by taking the inside view.


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Explore over 130 panels across major world religions.

Learn about the latest developments in religious research with world-class keynote lectures, thought-provoking panels, and cross-disciplinary research papers.

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and publishers.

Explore over 130 chaired panels, delve deeper with five affiliate conferences, or network with publishers in our dedicated exhibition hall.

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Make strong memories with a diverse social and cultural program.

Attend a play or dramatic performance, enjoy a gala dinner at the world-famous Old Course, explore Scottish traditions with a whisky tasting or ceilidh dance, and more.

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Get involved in the European community of religious scholarship.

Find out how to get more involved, join the European Academy of Religion, or get involved with the St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology.

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Engaging Panels
130 +
Diverse Delegates
900 +
Cultural & Social Activities
14 +
Major Religions

Real numbers. Real impact.


Reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their experience of the conference


Reported that the conference ranked in their all-time Top 10 conferences they had attended


Reported the conference would impact their teaching


Reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their experience of the conference

Hear what our attendees had to say

‘Everything was organized wonderfully. The balance of academic, cultural, and religious events was refreshing and deepened the experience (and theme) considerably.’
‘I found the conference extremely interesting and fascinating for the interreligious approach that has been adopted. It seemed to me [to represent] an openness to the future of religion and religious studies.’

‘This conference put the European Academy of Religion into a new, bigger league.’

‘Very well organised and lots of excellent, fascinating panels!’

Photo credit: European Academy of Religion
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