Middlebury

RELI 0201

Religion and Violence

Religion and Violence
“Religion and violence” exists at the knotty intersection between politics, identity, and culture. A critical understanding of how and why religion has been employed to explain or justify violence is essential to becoming a responsible citizen of the world. In this course we will explore the complex relationship between religion, political economy, and violence from a global perspective. Our goal will be to deconstruct popular preconceptions of religion and violence, locate the variety of social structures that induce violence, and to develop a critical apparatus for understanding what is at stake when religion and violence intersect. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR CMP PHL SOC

Sections

Spring 2021

RELI0201A-S21 Lecture
RELI0201Y-S21 Discussion
RELI0201Z-S21 Discussion

Spring 2020

RELI0201A-S20 Lecture (Doran)
RELI0201Y-S20 Discussion (Doran)
RELI0201Z-S20 Discussion (Doran)

Spring 2019

RELI0201A-S19 Lecture (Doran)
RELI0201Y-S19 Discussion (Doran)
RELI0201Z-S19 Discussion (Doran)