PHIL 262 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Summer 2016, Section 201
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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In many religious traditions, theology is aligned with secular power, which gives rise to questions such as whether to impose religious law, how to think about divine reward, and how to understand charity and other duties toward the poor. However, particularly in the post-colonial period, we can see an inversion of this theology of power in the Abrahamic traditions: a move to a theology from the perspective of the oppressed. This course will survey philosophical issues around the transition to this second kind of religious project. Topics will include: the place of suffering in religious experience, race, marginalized cultures and religion, post-catastrophe theology, Marxism and class, reckoning with injustice inside the religious tradition and the possibility of religious reform. We'll look at these through the movements of Islamic Revivalism, Liberation Theology, Post-Holocaust Jewish thought, and others.

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PHIL 262 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
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201 (LEC)
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MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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