Course Description: Study of the global dimensions of religion, including the impact of globalization on religious communities, and the effect of religious movements on global processes.
Section Description: Religions have always traveled, through missionizing, through trade, through war, through the arts. Sometimes religions have driven the movement; at other times they have been passengers. This introductory comparative course will explore the global reach of religion, as well as how the global shapes our conceptions and knowledge of religion. In order to do this, we will examine several case studies (examples might include: Buddhism, meditation and violence relations in contemporary Southeast Asia; the repression of Muslim minorities in China; or the development of the category of religion in the context of colonialism and nationalism in the 19th century).
|MWF||10:50 - 11:40||LAFAYETTE HALL L403|
Instructor(s): Thomas Adams Borchert
Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019