Enemies of God: Religion and Violence in a (Post) Modern Time

TRT5625HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The relationship of religion and violence infuses most of the world’s known religions on the levels of history, practice and belief. This course will explore the internal dynamics of religious violence and religious terror/terrorism from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. A major course theme will focus on the internal dialectic in religion that strives to strengthen a sense of identity and agency within the believing community while evacuating individual difference either through internal suppression or projective dissociation. The course will also consider the conflict between religion and (post)modernity that fuels some expressions of contemporary religious violence, and will consider ways in which religion may contribute more effectively toward peaceful, democratic and egalitarian relationships and ways of life.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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