MENAS 493 - Comparative Perspectives of the Middle East and North Africa
Section: 001 Religion and the Subversive
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS)
Department: LSA II: Middle Eastern and North African Studies
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Religion implies a claim to truth, and thus to authority. Yet, such power continues to be subverted, by a multitude of phenomena, by those who have less power. In the course of this semester, we want to use our colloquium and minicourse Comparative Perspectives on the Middle East to explore how the three monotheistic religions and their authority have been challenged by, and reacted to heresy, blasphemy, satire, laughter, doubt, in short, by the human imagination, or how they have been disputed by claims to alternative or ‘higher’ truths, such as scientific knowledge and political ideology.

MENAS 493 - Comparative Perspectives of the Middle East and North Africa
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001 (LEC)
M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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