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PSCI0234

Religion and Politics

Religion & Politics: Ancient & Modern
What role should religion play in politics? And what is the proper role of the state in regulating religion? Is religious conviction a precondition of or threat to healthy civic life? Why should regimes prefer religious toleration to religious uniformity? In this course we will examine these and other questions at the intersection of religion and politics in the western political tradition, affording special attention to early modern debates over the separation of church and state, toleration, and civil religion. Authors will include Plato, Emperor Julian, Augustine, Machiavelli, Luther, Calvin, Bayle, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Lessing, and Tocqueville. (Political Theory)/
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR PHL SOC

Sections

Fall 2014

PSCI0234A-F14 Lecture (Callanan)

Spring 2013

PSCI0234A-S13 Lecture (Callanan)