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1.What is religion? Is it something that can or cannot be defined? If religion can be defined, how should we go about framing/situating our definitions?
Required texts:
“Religion” in Morality: An Anthropological Perspective by Zigon
“The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Perspective” in Genealogies of Religion by Asad
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2.Religion and Society Options Menu: Forum
What is the relationship between religion and society? How has religion influenced societal or economic norms, for example, and vice versa? What does this suggest about religion’s capacity to change over time and from place to place?
Required texts:
“Religious Sociology and the Theory of Knowledge” and “Conclusion” in The Elementary Forms of Religious Life by Durkheim
“Religious Experience Creates the World of the Modern Economy: Max Weber” in Thinking About Religion by Strenski
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