RLST-2216EL – Religion and Violence

This course will examine the relationship between violence and religious thought, institutions, and practices in various religious traditions, both Western (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) and Eastern (Hinduism, Buddhism). Attention will be given to manifestations of both religious violence (e.g. holy war, sacrifice) and the religious repudiation of violence (e.g. pacifism, non-violent resistance). After considering the necessary historical and theoretical background, the course will focus on the contemporary global significance of religious violence/non-violence. Students cannot retian credit for both RLST 2216 & 2395. (T) (lec 3) cr 3

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