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Academic Year 2005/2006
Religions Resist Modernity
RELI 381 FA
Why did the Taliban forbid television? Why do Creationists reject evolution? Why did Gandhi insist that Indian nationalists spin their own thread? Throughout the last century, resistance has been rising to modernity
religion has been playing an increasingly important role in challenging the globalization of modern Western values. This seminar will explore how Europe transformed itself into a "modern" society with worldwide
Then it will investigate how the Lakota Sioux, Christian Creationists, Mohandas Gandhi, Malcolm X, the Branch Davidians, and the Taliban each have used religion in an attempt to resist some aspect of modernity either
the Western world and within it.
John Neihardt, BLACK ELK SPEAKS
Robert Lee, INHERIT THE WIND
Mohandas Gandhi, MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH
Malcolm X, AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Stuart Wright, ed. ARMAGEDDON IN WACO
Sherifa Zuhur, REVEALING
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Two short papers, one exam, 12-page research paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Attendance and participation is mandatory. This course fulfills a "Religion in Society" requirement.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Gottschalk,Peter S.
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: BTFDA414;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 19)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: X FR: 19
- FYI: FYI Seminar
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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