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.