The department of Abrahamic religions is the oldest department in the Faculty of Religions. This department offers two majors: “Abrahamic religions” at the master’s level and “the comparative study of religions with a concentration on Christian theology” at the doctoral level. The head of the department is Dr. Mehrab Sadeghnia.
The courses and content offered in different programs of this department are concerned with theoretical studies of Abrahamic religions. Since the majority of the students enrolled in these programs are Muslim and already familiar with their own religion, the Christian and Jewish contents are mostly discussed. To study the teachings of other religions and their research methodology, which is a key objective of the department, will also deepen the understanding of Muslim students of their own religion. The contents taught in the department of Abrahamic religions include history of Christianity, history of Judaism, Christian and Jewish sacred scripture, Christian theology at different eras, and branches and methods of religious studies.