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Secularism: An Introduction
RELI 216
Spring 2014 not offered
Crosslisting: REES 216

This course traces the idea and ideal of secularism from classic enlightenment texts to its contemporary incarnations: both liberal democratic principles of the separation of church and state as well as state-sponsored atheism in the Soviet Union and China. This is not an examination of secularization as a historical process, but rather secularism as an ideological project, encompassing both secularism as a realpolitik approach to governing multireligious societies, the utopian ideals of secular humanism, and the relationship between secularism and the idea of religious freedom as a universal human right.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)

Last Updated on DEC-02-2023
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