Religion and Politics|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies, Jewish and Israel Studies|
|Course Cluster: Christianity 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? Should church and state be separate, and if so, how? 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEC)(CES)(GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Heschel, THE PROPHETS, selections
Reichley, FAITH IN AMERICAN POLITICS
Morgan, THE PURITAN DILEMMA
Lee, RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Arian, THE SECOND REPUBLIC. POLITICS IN ISRAEL
Esposito, ISLAM. THE STRAIGHT PATH
|Examination and Assignments: |
One class presentation and paper; quiz; midterm paper; final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is part of the Political Theory concentration in the Government major.
|Instructor(s): Schwartz,Nancy L. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 8||FR: X|