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RELIGST 330X: Religion, Radicalization and Media in Africa since 1945 (AFRICAST 248, AFRICAST 348, HISTORY 248, HISTORY 348, RELIGST 230X)

What are the paths to religious radicalization, and what role have media- new and old- played in these conversion journeys? We examine how Pentecostal Christians and Reformist Muslims in countries such as South Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, and Ethiopia have used multiple media forms- newspapers, cell phones, TV, radio, and the internet- to gain new converts, contest the authority of colonial and post-colonial states, construct transnational communities, and position themselves as key political players.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Cabrita, J. (PI)

RELIGST 331: European Reformations (HISTORY 231G, HISTORY 331G, RELIGST 231)

Readings in and discussion of theological and social aspects of sixteenth century reformations: Luther, Radical Reform, Calvin, and Council of Trent, missionary expansion, religious conflict, creative and artistic expressions. Texts include primary sources and secondary scholarly essays and monographs.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5

RELIGST 332: Buddhist Meditation: Ancient and Modern (RELIGST 232)

An exploration of the theory and practice of Buddhist meditation from the time of the Buddha to the modern mindfulness boom, with attention to the wide range of techniques developed and their diverse interpretation.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Harrison, P. (PI)

RELIGST 333: Comparative Mysticism

This graduate seminar will explore the mystical writings of the major religious traditions represented in our department: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.nnIt will address major issues in the study of mysticism, exposing students to a wide variety of religious thinkers and literary traditions, while simultaneously interrogating the usefulness of the concept of ¿mysticism¿ as a framework in the study of religion. We will consider various paradigms of method (comparative, constructivist, essentialist), and examine the texts with an eye to historical and social context together with the intellectual traditions that they represent. nnPreserving the distinctiveness of each religious tradition, the class will be structured as a series of five units around these traditions, but our eyes will be continuously trained upon shared topics or themes, including: language; gender; notions of sainthood; scripture and exegesis; autobiography and writing; mysticism and philosophy; po more »
This graduate seminar will explore the mystical writings of the major religious traditions represented in our department: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.nnIt will address major issues in the study of mysticism, exposing students to a wide variety of religious thinkers and literary traditions, while simultaneously interrogating the usefulness of the concept of ¿mysticism¿ as a framework in the study of religion. We will consider various paradigms of method (comparative, constructivist, essentialist), and examine the texts with an eye to historical and social context together with the intellectual traditions that they represent. nnPreserving the distinctiveness of each religious tradition, the class will be structured as a series of five units around these traditions, but our eyes will be continuously trained upon shared topics or themes, including: language; gender; notions of sainthood; scripture and exegesis; autobiography and writing; mysticism and philosophy; poetry and translation; mysticism and social formation; the interface of law, devotion, and spirit; science and mysticism; perceptions of inter-religious influence; mysticism and the modern/ post-modern world. nnAdvanced reading knowledge of at least one language of primary-source scholarship in one of the above traditions is required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5
Instructors: Mayse, E. (PI)

RELIGST 334: Islam and Material Culture (RELIGST 234)

Material objects are essential elements of Islamic cultures and practices. This course examines Islamic art, sculpture, architecture, devotional objects, and clothing, as well as basic concepts in studying religion and material culture.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Bigelow, A. (PI)

RELIGST 343X: Anthropology of Religion (ANTHRO 339)

This course presents classic and contemporary work on the anthropology of religion: Durkheim Elementary Forms of the Religious Life; Levy-Bruhl; Primitive Mentality; Douglas Purity and Danger; Evans Pritchard Nuer Religion; and recent ethnographies/scholarly work by Robbins, Keane, Keller, Boyer, Barrett, and others.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5
Instructors: Luhrmann, T. (PI)

RELIGST 344: Feminist Theory and the Study of Religion

This seminar aims to put feminist theory and religious studies into conversation with each other in order to explore the resulting intersections. It will examine new directions in current scholarship. What does it mean to apply a gender studies lens to the study of religion? How do feminist conceptions of embodiment reinforce and/or context religious conceptions of the body? What are the implications of the "return of religion" currently invoked in feminist discourses? We will read works by Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray, Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, Saba Mahmood, Shawn Copeland, a.o. Other thematic choices may be determined by interest of graduate students enrolled in the course.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5

RELIGST 345: Readings in Late Ancient Christianity

Topics in the study of Christianity for doctoral students. Recent scholarship and approaches to research.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Penn, M. (PI)

RELIGST 351: Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts (RELIGST 251)

Introduction to Buddhist literature through reading original texts in Sanskrit. Prerequisite: Sanskrit. Undergraduates register for 251 for 5 units. Graduate students register for 351 for 3-5 units.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Harrison, P. (PI)

RELIGST 358: Readings in Japanese Buddhist Texts (RELIGST 258)

In this course, we will read premodern Japanese Buddhist texts. In the year 2019-2020, we will read texts related to the Lotus Sutra. Prerequisite: Chinese and/or Japanese.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Mross, M. (PI)
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