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THEO 7416 Law and Religion (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the various ways in which law and religion interact. Part I looks at the “Law of Religion,” focusing on key First Amendment Cases. Part II looks at “Religion in Law,” examining how religious ideas affected secular notions of marriage. Part III looks at the complicated ways in which law and religion influence each other. A key example will be how the Civil War altered biblical interpretation on the morality of slavery.


Schedule: Periodically

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Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 10-Feb-15