Religion and Politics|
Fall 2007 not offered
|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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(ENVS-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
Weber, SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION (parts)
Heschel, THE PROPHETS
Locke, LETTER CONCERNING TOLERATION
Reichley, FAITH IN AMERICAN POLITICS
Avineri, MAKING OF MODERN ZIONISM
Arian, POLITICS IN ISRAEL
Qutb, SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ISLAM
Kepel, JIHAD. THE TRAIL OF POLITICAL ISLAM
Chambers and Kymlicka, eds. ALTERNATIVE CONCEPTIONS OF CIVIL SOCIETY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One short paper and class presentation, based on the reading for class; midterm paper; final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
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