|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
How has religion affected political institutions and ideologies, and, in turn, been affected by them? Which religious values and institutions are compatible with democracy, and which ones go beyond democracy? Do political movements based on religion change the moral basis of a constitutional state? Can the concepts of law in religion and politics be reconciled? We will explore the relation of three monotheisms--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--to political life in nation-states and empires through theoretical and empirical readings from ancient, medieval, and modern times.
Effective Citizenship, Ethical Reasoning
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Heschel, THE PROPHETS (selections)
Morgan, THE PURITAN DILEMMA
Reichley, FAITH IN AMERICAN POLITICS
Arian, THE SECOND REPUBLIC. POLITICS IN ISRAEL
Esposito, ISLAM. THE STRAIGHT PATH
|Examination and Assignments: |
One short paper and class presentation, based on reading for class; quiz; midterm paper; final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is part of the Political Theory concentration in the Government major.
|Instructor(s): Schwartz,Nancy L. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 8||FR: 0|