RELI 590-048: The Anglican Tradition Instructor: Prof. Yaakov Ariel
Beginning in the 16th c., the Anglican tradition is currently a world-wide communion - one of the largest, most diverse and creative in contemporary Christianity. This course examines its tenets of faith, liturgies, groups and thinkers throughout the centuries. We will study how Anglicans reacted to the political and social order in different times and places. The course will also examine the relations between the Anglican Church and other Christian traditions, such as Methodism and Catholicism, and Anglican interactions with non-Christians, including Jews and Muslims.
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RELI 236: Religious Things Instructor: Matthew Lynch
This course provides an introduction to religion and visual culture in the United States. It will focus on paintings, ritual objects, and architecture. It will be an interactive, multimedia seminar. Students will be asked to participate extensively and develop their own projects in relation to the course themes.
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RELI 480: Modern Muslim Literatures Instructor: Matthew Hotham
When an illiterate prophet delivered an exquisitely-crafted revelation to a poetically-inclined tribal culture, he gave rise to a civilization destined to value the written word. This class investigates Muslim literary engagements with colonialism, industrialization, nationalism, and secularism, even as global understandings of tradition, genre, and form changed. We'll look at 19th-21st c. takes on exile & loss, homeland & identity, protest & revolution in short stories and poetry, as well as novels, op-eds, travelogues, and political tracts. No prior Islamic studies coursework required.