Academic Catalog 2019-20

HUM 5608 Religion and Public Life

The debate about religion as a public expression or the expression of religion in the public arena is common in the Western tradition and particularly in the United States. Other cultures have resolved this issue in different ways. In this seminar we will address the various ways this issue has been and is currently lived-out in several religious traditions and nations. We will examine the assumptions about American civil religion in relationship to "secular" France, Latin American Catholicism and various national manifestations of Islam and Hinduism.


4.00 units