This article investigates the question whether theology as an academic
discipline should be accommodated at state universities. This question proves to be determined by a complex constellation of historical, philosophical, theological and political issues. In an attempt to give a
systematic analysis and evaluation of these issues a brief historical description of the relationship between theology and university is given and the basic characteristics of a university and theology identified. Such an
approach seems to provide adequate considerations for motivating an
affirmative answer to the question at stake.