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HIST 4507 Jesuits and the Making of Religious Pluralism (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the making of religious pluralism from a global perspective—how religions have moved from the Mosaic monotheistic distinction of “true” and “false” religion and the related system of classification of one “true religion” in opposition to all others—“schismatics” (Orthodox Christians), “heretics” (Protestants sects), “infidels” (Jews and Muslims) and “pagans” (idolatrous heathens). This course will help develop an understanding of the historical roots of religious pluralism, recognize the influence of the Jesuits on its emergence; and encourage the sense of tolerance that results from an understanding and awareness of the histories of different religions in global perspective.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Maryks

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 17-Feb-16