ADHS 2210 For God and Country (Spring: 4 )
“For God and Country” seems self-evident, but what if obeying God requires disobeying the country’s government? Can a person of faith endorse the slogan “my country, right or wrong?” In this course, historical examples serve to achieve a greater understanding of the tension between religious and civic imperatives. Historical examples will range from Christian martyrdom in the Roman Empire or the Jewish uprising at Masada to Christians resisting the Nazi regime. Examples from the three monotheistic religions of the West will be analyzed. Required readings consist of historical documents. This course is fully online and class discussions will occur synchronously and asynchronously.
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