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2010 Fall - RELIGION
Subj Cat# Class# Sect Course
RELIGION 314 1470 1 Comparing Religions: Theory & Practice
Description
This course, designed for students interested in comparing traditions, explores the current issues in comparative religions, first through an introduction of the debates over the theory of comparison and then through case studies that test the practice of comparison. For example, the role of religion and the state is examined in a Chinese, African and Ancient Near Eastern Context, the construction of sacred space is investigated at the convergence of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in Jerusalem; religion at the intersection and gender and post-colonialism is tracked in Islam and Hinduism and the “race-ing” of religion is probed in the discourses on religion.