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HIST 2860 Religion, Arts and Politics (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Nowadays, we accept the idea that religion, like so much else, is political. It makes sense, then, that visual culture, which can be used, situated, manipulated and exploited in the service of religion can serve to affirm and in some cases to subvert the political messages of religion. This class will explore examples of the collusions of religion, art and politics, as well as their collisions in the productions of majority and minority culture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the West, from antiquity to post-modernity.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Marc M. Epstein
The Department of Theology

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17