The aim of this article is to shed light on the history of The Faculty of Theology. Together with the University of Oslo the Faculty celebrates its 200-year anniversary in 2011. The university was the first cultural institution in Norway and played a decisive role in the building of the nation. The main focus is on the historical changes – from 1811 to the present day. The primary task was to educate the clergy of the Norwegian state church. Until 1908, the Faculty was the only institution that offered theological and pastoral training in Norway. A major shift took place in 1990. Now pastoral training is only one among several studies offered by the faculty

Keywords: The Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo