HONR 1142 God and Politics II (Spring: 3 )
In traditional communities, one way or another the gods stand behind the laws-- religion and politics are united-- but in the modern West, in modern liberal democracies, the gods are in principle banished from the public square-- religion and politics are (more or less) separated. In this course, then, we will take religion as our point of entry into politics. Why do religion and politics tend to be entangled? How do they get disentangled? What are the foundations, practices, and challenges, of both kinds of states? What's at stake in the controversies that arise around this issue?
Instructor(s): Alice Behnegar
Last Updated: 21-Feb-17