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Religion and History

HIST 323
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: RELI 298
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies, Southern Asia Studies

Religion and History share a great deal. Both seek a connection to the world of the dead to provide meaning for the living. Both utilize narrative strategies. And at their most ambitious, both seek to explain and interpret the universe and even predict the future. The goals of this seminar are: first, to explore the ways in which religion and history interpenetrate; and second, to deepen students┐ appreciation of the possibilities and difficulties of studying religion in a scholarly way, particularly within the discipline of history. We will read widely in philosophy of history, history of religion, and history; and an effort will be made to draw on primary sources from a diverse array of religious and historiographical traditions.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST)(RELI)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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