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RELIGION AND VIOLENCE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectPhilosophy
Number & Suffix: 120
Full UC Title: RELIGION AND VIOLENCE 
Transcript Title: RELIGION & VIOLENCE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: It is a commonplace that religion causes violence. The evidence is obvious: Islamic terrorists, Christians bombing abortion clinics, Hindu violence in India. The list could be extended. At the same time, it is striking how adherents to the various religions claim that violence is foreign to it and those followers who practice violence in the name of religion are almost always immediately disavowed by others. This course goes more deeply into the problem of the relationship between violence and religion through a close reading of one of the foundational texts for the understanding of this relationship - R. Girard’s Violence and the Sacred. We will work through this text, while examining criticisms or developments of Girard’s thought from such people as William Cavanaugh, Luce Irigaray, Sarah Coakley, and John Milbank. Assessment: paper (80%), class attendance (20%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: RELIGIOUS THOUGHT AND CULTURE - RELIGION AND VIOLENCE 51 
Partner University Department: SILS - Philosophy & Religion 
Partner University Course Number: PR311