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while I have some sympathy with the first I have none with the second...
I am not sure that theology must be taught at universities, but I don't see why it should be abolished as an academic discipline where it does exist.
Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. — Euripides
Regionality is important as each region in Germany has its own little quircks (lutheran, calvinistic and so on tendencies) which means that a move from one town to the next can be very difficult, if this town is in a different "Landeskirche" You will always need a special dispensation from your Bishop (this has to do with your pension as well as with their tradition...)
This is of course different, if you are a Catholic.
I'm surprised (see this UCAS search result) to see how many courses in Theology are still offered in UK universities.
You can do Theology and Gaelic at Aberdeen, PeWi (Colman will envy you ;)). Or Theology in Welsh at Lampeter (perhaps ceebs would be interested...)
Oxford says in this booklet (pdf) that, of 80 Theology graduates in a year, about 6 "eventually" end up in the Church. Here's their chart of what Theology grads do:
Those who go into orders are probably in the first group or more likely "Other Study".
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