Religion and Politics: Faith and Power in Comparative-Historical Perspective|
This course examines the relationship between religion and politics historically and in the contemporary world, and across diverse religious traditions. We discuss the relationship of religion to the rise of the modern state, church-state relations, religious social movements and the sources of religious conflict and violence.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Max Weber, THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
Michael Walzer, THE REVOLUTION OF THE SAINTS
Jose Casanova, PUBLIC RELIGIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD
Kenneth Wald, RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES
Mohammed Ayoob, THE MANY FACES OF POLITICAL ISLAM
John Bowen, WHY THE FRENCH DON'T LIKE HEADSCARVES
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Five-page midterm paper; 10-12 page final research paper. Students will be required to give a short presentation on the readings twice during the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Thematic Approach department major requirement.
|Instructor(s): Nelson,Sam Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 19|
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