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CS92PROD
Religion and Politics

GOVT 344
Spring 2007
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies, Jewish and Israel Studies

How has religion affected political institutions and ideologies, and, in turn, been affected by them? Which religious values and institutions are compatible with democracy, and which ones go beyond democracy? Do political movements based on religion change the moral basis of a constitutional state? Can the concepts of law in religion and politics be reconciled? We will explore the relation of three monotheisms--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--to political life in nation-states and empires, through theoretical and empirical readings from ancient, medieval and modern times.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEC)(CES)(GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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