Spring Courses

Spring 2020

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R521
MW 11:30AM - 12:45PM

This course introduces the early history of monastic traditions in late ancient Syria and Egypt, focusing pioneers like Antony the Great and the desert fathers, Evagrius Ponticus, Pachomius, Symeon Stylites and Messalian monks. We will study how they disciplined themselves, organized their communities, conceptualized and fought with demons, and prayed to God. 

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R532
MW 11:30AM - 12:45PM

This course asks what superheroes can tell us about religion, spirituality, and science—as well as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and class and age—in American culture.

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R661/R761
R 3:00PM - 5:00PM

In this course we will try to think through religions as norm-generating and norm-critiquing legitimation engines, examining various theories of power, authority, normativity, and social action along the way.

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