CHID 380: Theories In The Study Of Religion

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Perry, Seth Allen
MTWThF 09:40-11:50
MEB 243
Provides a variety of approaches to the study of religion centered on examining the relationship between religion and modernity in the tradition of post-enlightenment, Euro-American scholarship. Examines theories of religion across disciplines: history, anthropology, sociology, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism, political theology, and Freudian psycho-analytical theory. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 380.

This four-week religious studies boot-camp will run the gamut of approaches to the study of religion, examining the variety of theories and methodologies that have constituted religious studies as a field.  Historical, anthropological, sociological, psychological, feminist, and postmodernist approaches will all be covered, and in our last few classes we will take up readings specifically focused on the various ways scholars of religion imagine their roles with respect to their subjects and the academy.


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