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RUSS6633

The Religions of Russia

This course covers the range of religions found in Russia. Students will become acquainted with the cultural and historical development of Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Russia. Special attention will be paid to the traditional religions of non-Russians and to the practices of Russia’s religious minorities. The course will examine church/state relations in Russia until 1988 and the historical and political aspects of religion in the past that have influenced contemporary religion in Russia. Each class will include readings such as fragments of historical documents and scholarly articles.
Subject:
Russian
Department:
Russian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Summer 2014 Language Schools

RUSS6633A-L14 Lecture (Shakhnovich)