Religion and Politics|
Fall 2009 not offered
|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? 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
Reichley, FAITH IN AMERICAN POLITICS
Arian, THE SECOND REPUBLIC. POLITICS IN ISRAEL
Esposito, ISLAM AND POLITICS
Mishal and Sela, THE PALESTINIAN HAMAS
Chambers and Kymlicka, ALTERNATIVE CONCEPTIONS OF CIVIL SOCIETY
Taylor, MULTICULTURALISM. EXAMINING THE POLITICS OF RECOGNITION
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: |
This course is part of the Political Theory concentration in the Government major.
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