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THEO 7487 Citizenship in American Political Theology and Political Philosophy (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the religious and ethical dimensions of citizenship, with particular attention to the points at which religious and political allegiances conflict or appear to conflict. With a focus on the contemporary American context, we will draw upon diverse political philosophies, faith traditions, historical periods and geographic regions for insight. We will consider the nature of this conflict between God and country, attempts to resolve it in theory and practice, and contemporary issues that exemplify it. Among the topics we consider are pluralism, religious freedom, patriotism, civic education, prophetic voices, civil disobedience.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): erik owens

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 27-Jan-16