Crisis and Critique

REL-R 389 — Fall 2020

Patrick Lally Michelson
Days and Times
TR 1:00-2:15P
Course Description

What is religion’s relationship to crisis and critique? Is religion the source of or an expression of crisis and, thus, in need of critique itself? Does religion reveal the fact that humans are in crisis, providing us with terms, concepts, and narratives to critique our crisis? And how might the very notions of crisis and critique be grounded in or essential to religion? This seminar addresses these and other questions about religion, crisis, and critique through a close reading of selected religious texts and accompanying scholarship. Class meetings are organized around student-led discussions. Grades are determined by written assignments and classroom participation.


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