Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 360: Religion and Politics

RELI 360-003: Religion and Politics
(Fall 2017)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Enterprise Hall 277

Section Information for Fall 2017

Many of today’s debates about religious liberty, religious extremism and terrorism, and the role of religion in civil society are situated at the crossroads of political theory and religion. In this class, we will examine the intellectual roots and history of these debates through classical texts in political theory, including Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Tocqueville, Mazzini, and Brownson, with a particular focus on their views about the role of religion in society. This course will be particularly useful for students interested in political theory, religion, and European and American history.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores the roles of religion in contemporary political life in the United States and abroad. Emphasizes religion in current political debates. Includes history, political theory, sociology, and theology to present a comprehensive understanding of the topic. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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