Can the categories „Religion” and “Knowledge” be separated from one another? How are “Religion” and “Knowledge” understood and organized in different contexts? And, what are the different discursive notions of “Religion” and “Knowledge”? The course will critically investigate and reflect on diverse discursive categorizations and notions of religion and knowledge. Different approaches and viewpoints from varying periods and cultures will be examined. The course will aim at broad and widespread geographical references in order to foster a rich discussion on the diverse dynamics of global communicative and discursive processes, within which the notions of religion and knowledge are situated. Theoretical concepts will be examined during the course, alongside a critical engagement with the history of methodology and their specific methodological approaches including hermeneutics, epistemology, systems theory, network theory and others.