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Spring 2020
Feb 24, 2020
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Pol Violence in Name of God - 38802 - GOVT 406 - 01
Everywhere we witness greater tensions and confrontations between religions and the secular principles of the international system. This course will address the following questions: Has secular nationalism failed? Why is religion seen as a legitimate alternative form of politics nationally and internationally? Is there a proclivity to violence from religious extremists? This course will assess the influence of religion on political violence at both the domestic and international level by looking at the theories of war in Islam and Christianity and their resonance with current conflicts in Iraq, Syria, sub Saharian `Africa and South East Asia. Each session will present the evolution of theological positions in different political contexts as well as the ways secular conflicts tend to become sacralized. It will analyze the multifaceted calls to Jihad from Hezbollah or Hamas to ISIS. It will compare religious revolution and religious nationalisms from a Christian and Muslim perspectives. No specific knowledge of Arabic or Islam will be required. Information on the Islamic religion will be provided in class.
Associated Term: Spring 2020
Registration Dates: Nov 04, 2019 to Jan 17, 2020
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Attributes: SFS/IPOL Security Studies, College/THEO X-listed Course, X-List: CATH, X-List: JUPS, Core: Theology

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3.000 Credits
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Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Lecture 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm M White-Gravenor 203 Jan 08, 2020 - May 09, 2020 Lecture Jocelyne Cesari E-mail

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