Middlebury

RELI 0273

Religion and Capitalism

Religion and Capitalism
Joseph Schumpeter described capitalism as animated by a perennial gale of creative destruction. While he was referring to its capacity to create and destroy industries, capitalism has had the same effect on social worlds. From those tumultuous worlds, a diverse array of religious practices, beliefs, and sentiments have likewise flourished and decayed. This course explores the relationship between global capitalism and religion in the modern period. Anchored in a comparison between Brazil and the United States, we will explore how religious traditions have encountered the world transformed by capitalism as well as the religious dimensions of capitalism itself. 3 hours lect./disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR CMP PHL
Equivalent Courses:
JWST 0273
SOAN 0273

Sections

Fall 2020

RELI0273A-F20 Lecture (Doran)

Fall 2018

RELI0273A-F18 Lecture (Doran)