Dec 01, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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CLWR 5410 - Contemporary Religious Thought


Since the end of World War II new movements have arisen in every major religious tradition. This resurgence of religion as a political and social force responds to a widespread and profound concern at the failure of modernity and secular nationalism to bring prosperity and provide meaning for life. Looks at the New Age Movements and Liberation Theology in the 1960s, movements generally called fundamentalist that arose in the 1970s, and militant movements that justify the use of violence that have emerged in the last two decades. Research paper on a major thinker or contemporary movement in one of the great world religious traditions–Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam required.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • General knowledge of the critique of secularism.
  • Improved ability to organize complex materials.
  • Improved analytic skills.
  • Improved research and writing skills.
  • Overview of the politicization of religion in the last quarter century.



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