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  1. WEEK 1. WHAT IS RELIGION ANYWAY? 23 items
    1. Required readings: 4 items
      1. What Is a Social Imaginary? - Charles Taylor

        Chapter 

      2. What Faith Is - Paul Tillich

        Chapter 

      3. What Faith Is Not - Paul Tillich

        Chapter 

      4. Making the Familiar Strange: A Phenomenology of Cultural Liturgies - James K. A. Smith

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Recommended readings: 3 items
      1. The Nature of a Religion - Ninian Smart

        Chapter 

    3. Further readings: 16 items
      1. The Robert Bellah reader - Robert N. Bellah 2006

        Book 

      2. The elementary forms of the religious life - Emile Durkheim, trans. Joseph Ward Swain 1976

        Book 

      3. The sacred and the profane: the nature of religion - Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask 1987

        Book 

      4. The future of an illusion - Sigmund Freud 2008

        Book 

      5. Religion As a Cultural System - Clifford Geertz

        Chapter  [Note: available also in Pals, Daniel L. Eight Theories of Religion, 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.]

      6. Religion in essence and manifestation: a study in phenomenology - Gerardus van der Leeuw, James E. Turner 1938

        Book 

      7. The meaning and end of religion - Wilfred Cantwell Smith 1991

        Book 

      8. From Max Weber: essays in sociology - Max Weber, Hans Heinrich Gerth, C. Wright Mills 2009 (electronic book)

        Book  Older editions are available in the library.

  2. WEEK 2. SECULARIZATION THEORY REVISITED 22 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. The Age of Mobilization - Charles Taylor

        Chapter 

      2. From Believing without Belonging to Vicarious Religion: Understanding the Patterns of Religion in Modern Europe - Grace Davie

        Chapter  Chapter 8 in Pollack and Olson, eds., 'The Role of Religion in Modern Societies', pp. 165-176. (Available in the Library and as an e-book)

    2. Recommended readings: 1 item
    3. Further readings: 18 items
      1. The Religious and the Secular - David Martin, Rebecca Catto

        Chapter 

  3. WEEK 3. SECULARIZATION AND “THE INTERNATIONAL” REVISITED 24 items
    1. Required readings: 4 items
      1. Introduction: Powerful Medicine - R. Scott Appleby

        Chapter  In: 'The ambivalence of the sacred: religion, violence, and reconciliation'

      2. The global resurgence of religion and the transformation of international relations: the struggle for the soul of the twenty-first century - Scott Thomas 2005

        Book  Read: “Introduction: The Struggle for the Soul of the Twenty-First Century” (pp.1-17); "Blind Spots and Blowback: Why Culture and Religion Were Marginalized in International Relations Theory” (pp.47-69). Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. The global resurgence of religion and the transformation of international relations: the struggle for the soul of the twenty-first century - Scott Thomas 2005

        Book  Read: “Introduction: The Struggle for the Soul of the Twenty-First Century” (pp.1-17); "Blind Spots and Blowback: Why Culture and Religion Were Marginalized in International Relations Theory” (pp.47-69). Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. The politics of secularism in international relations - Elizabeth Shakman Hurd c2008

        Book  Read: . “Religious Resurgence.” (pp.134-46). Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Recommended readings: 1 item
    3. Further readings: 19 items
      1. Bringing religion into international relations - Jonathan Fox, Shmuel Sandler 2007 (electronic book)

        Book 

      2. An introduction to international relations and religion - Jeffrey Haynes 2013

        Book  Previous edition available in the library and online.

      3. Rethinking secularism - Craig J. Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen 2011

        Book  Read: Lynch, Cecilia. “Religious Humanitarianism and the Global Politics of Secularism.” Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. God's century: resurgent religion and global politics - Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, Timothy Samuel Shah 2011

        Book 

  4. WEEK 4. WHAT IS DEMOCRACY ANYWAY? 30 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. The New Forms of Control - Herbert Marcuse

        Chapter 

      2. Identity\difference: democratic negotiations of political paradox - William E. Connolly 2002

        Book  Read: Connolly, William E. “Democracy and Sovereignty” (pp. 210-20). Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Recommended readings: 2 items
      1. Models of democracy - David Held 2006

        Book 

    3. Further readings: 25 items
      1. Philosophy and democracy: an anthology - Thomas Christiano 2003 (electronic book)

        Book 

      2. Democracy and Territoriality - William E. Connolly

        Chapter 

      3. Democracy and its critics - Robert Alan Dahl 1989

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. Democracy on trial - Jean Bethke Elshtain 1993

        Book 

      5. Legitimation crisis - Jürgen Habermas 1976

        Book 

      6. Dialectic of enlightenment: philosophical fragments - Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno 2002

        Book 

      7. New reflections on the revolution of our time - Ernesto Laclau, Jon Barnes 1990

        Book 

      8. The return of the political - Chantal Mouffe 2005

        Book 

      9. Democratic Exclusion (and its Remedies?) - Charles Taylor

        Chapter  Available in the Library and online via eurozine.com

      10. Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville 2004

        Book 

      11. Wolin, Sheldon. "Fugitive Democracy." Constellations 1, no. 1 (Dec. 1994): 11-25. Not available in the library.

  5. WEEK 5. VARIETIES OF SECULARISM 22 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. Rethinking secularism - Craig J. Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen 2011

        Book  Read: Calhoun, Craig. “Secularism, Citizenship, and the Public Sphere.” pp. 75-91. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Rethinking secularism - Craig J. Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen 2011

        Book  Read: Bhargava, Rajeev. “Rehabilitating Secularism.” pp. 92-113. Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Recommended readings: 2 items
      1. Secularism and its critics - ed. Rajeev Bhargava 1998

        Book 

      2. Rethinking secularism - Craig J. Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen 2011

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    3. Further readings: 17 items
      1. Islam and the secular state: negotiating the future of Shariʻa - ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad Naʻīm c2008

        Book  [Note: see exchange regarding this book at The Immanent Frame (http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/category/islam-and-the-secular-state/).]

      2. Building the Future: A Time for Reconciliation - Bouchard Gérard, Charles Taylor 2008

        Document  Report of the Commission de consulation sur les pratiques d'accommodement reliees aux differences culturelles

      3. Comparative secularisms in a global age - Linell Elizabeth Cady, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd 2010

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. Integral pluralism: beyond culture wars - Fred R. Dallmayr c2010

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      5. Comparative secularisms in a global age - Linell Elizabeth Cady, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd 2010

        Book  Read: Madan, T. N. “Indian Secularism: A Religio-Secular Ideal.” pp.181-196. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      6. Democracy and tradition - Jeffrey Stout 2005, c2004

        Book 

      7. Modes of Secularism - Charles Taylor

        Chapter 

      8. Faith in the public square - Rowan Williams 2012

        Book 

      9. Understanding liberal democracy: essays in political philosophy - Nicholas Wolterstorff, Terence Cuneo 2012 (electronic book)

        Book 

  6. WEEK 6. CHRISTIANITY I: THE DIFFERENTIATION OF SPHERES 22 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
    2. Recommended readings: 1 item
    3. Further readings: 18 items
      1. The Gift of Good Land - Wendell Berry

        Chapter 

      2. Hope in troubled times: a new vision for confronting global crises - B. Goudzwaard, Mark Vander Vennen, David Van Heemst 2007

        Book  Read: "In the Shadows of Progress " and "Myth, Ideology, and Idolatry."

      3. Nordhaus, William D. "The Pope and the Market." The New York Review of Books. October 8, 2015. Available at: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2015/10/08/pope-and-market/.

      4. Pianigiani, Gaia. "At Vatican, Mayors Pledge Climate Change Fight." New York Times July 21, 2015. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/world/europe/mayors-at-vatican-pledge-efforts-against-climate-change.html?_r=0.

      5. The Guardian. "The Guardian View on Laudato Si': Pope Francis Calls for a Cultural Revolution." The Guardian. June 18, 2015. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/18/guardian-view-on-laudato-si-pope-francis-cultural-revolution.

      6. Winfield, Nicole. "Pope Francis Invites Climate Change-Fighting Mayors to the Vatican." The Associated Press. July 20, 2015. Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pope-francis-invites-climate-change-fighting-mayors-to-the-vatican_55acf6e3e4b0caf721b323f8.

      7. Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. http://fore.yale.edu/. [Note: academic commentary and links to press coverage of papal encyclical, as well as excellent bibliographies on various religions and ecology.]

  7. WEEK 7. CHRISTIANITY II: WELCOMING THE STRANGER 22 items
    1. Required readings: 2 items
      1. Hospitality and world politics - Gideon Baker 2013

        Book  Read: Wilson, Erin K. “Be Welcome: Religion, Hospitality and Statelessness in International Politics.” pp. 145-170. Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Recommended readings: 1 item
    3. Further readings: 19 items
      1. Women in the sanctuary movement - Robin Lorentzen 1991

        Book 

      2. On Complex Space - John Millbank

        Chapter 

      3. Theology for international law - Esther D. Reed 2013

        Book 

      4. Sagovsky, Nicholas. "Faith in Asylum." The Charles Gore Lecture. February 15, 2005. Available at: http://www.westminster-abbey.org/institute/charles-gore/past-lectures/2005/february/faith-in-asylum-0000.

      5. Conversions - Charles Taylor

        Chapter 

      6. Walzer, Michael. "Governing the Globe: What Is the Best We Can Do?" Dissent 47, no. 4 (Fall 2000): 44-52. Not available in the library.

  8. WEEK 8. ISLAM I: RELIGIOUS PLURALISM 23 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. The Horizons of Islam - Tariq Ramadan

        Chapter 

    2. Recommended readings: 3 items
      1. Ayoub, Mahmoud M. "Islam and the Challenge of Religious Pluralism." Global Dialogue 1, no. 1 (Winter 2000). Available at: http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php?id=58.

      2. Osman, Mohammed Fathi. "The Children of Adam: An Islamic Perspective on Pluralism." Occasional Paper. Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, 1997. Available at: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/private/cmje/pluralism_issues/Children_of_Adam__Islamic_perspective_on_Pluralism.pdf.

      3. An introduction to Islam - David Waines 1995

        Book 

    3. Further readings: 17 items
      1. The ‘Secular Ideal’ before Secularism: A Preliminary Sketch - Rajeev Bhargava

        Chapter  Available both in the Library and as an eBook

      2. Under crescent and cross: the Jews in the Middle Ages - Mark R. Cohen 1994

        Book  Available both in the Library and as an eBook

      3.  

        Hasan, Usama. From Dhimmitude to Democracy: Islamic Law, Non-Muslims, and Equal Citizenship, Abridged Version. Religious Reform Series, 3a. London: Quilliam Foundation, 2015.

        Available at: http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/publications/free/from-dhimmitude-to-democracy-abridged-version.pdf.

      4. Civil and Religious Law in England: A Religious Perspective - Rowan Williams

        Chapter  [Note: original lecture available as “Civil and Religious Law in England: A Religious Perspective.” Temple Festival Lecture, Royal Courts of Justice. February 7, 2008. Available at: http://rowanwilliams.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/1137/archbishops-lecture-civil-and-religious-law-in-england-a-religious-perspective.]

  9. WEEK 9. ISLAM II: IMAGES WE LIVE BY 17 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. The Question of Images - Titus Burckhardt

        Chapter  Available online at archive.org

      2. Rethinking secularism - Craig J. Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen 2011

        Book  Read: Asad, Talal. “Freedom of Speech and Religious Limitation.” pp. 282-297. Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Recommended readings: 1 item
    3. Further readings: 13 items
      1. The Foundations of Islamic Art - Titus Burckhardt

        Chapter 

      2. Free Speech and Democratic Norms in the Danish Cartoons Controversy - Joseph H. Carens 2006

        Article  Only pages 33-42. [Note: this article forms part of a special issue entitled “The Danish Cartoon Affair: Free Speech, Racism, Islamism, and Integration.”]

      3. The Liberal Dilemma: Integration or Vilification? - Tariq Modood 2006

        Article  Only pages 4-7. [Note: this article forms part of a special issue entitled “The Danish Cartoon Affair: Free Speech, Racism, Islamism, and Integration.”]

      4. Islamic art and spirituality - Seyyed Hossein Nasr 1986

        Book 

      5. Art of the Islamic World: Featured Works of Art: Images 1-6 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

        Webpage  [Note: rare 16th century images of the Prophet Muhammad (without face veil) commissioned by Muslim patrons and painted by Muslim artists.]

  10. WEEK 10. RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY 21 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. The global resurgence of religion and the transformation of international relations: the struggle for the soul of the twenty-first century - Scott Thomas 2005

        Book  Read: Thomas, Scott M. “Soulcraft as Statecraft? Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding”, pp. 173-96. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Introduction: Advancing the First Freedom in the Twenty-First Century - Allen D. Hertzke

        Chapter  In Hertzke, ed., The Future of Religious Freedom

      3. International Religious Freedom - Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

        Chapter 

    2. Recommended readings: 1 item
    3. Further readings: 17 items
      1. Religion and foreign affairs: essential readings - Dennis Hoover, Douglas Johnston 2012

        Book 

      2. Religion, the missing dimension of statecraft - Douglas Johnston, Cynthia Sampson, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.) 1994

        Book 

      3. Rethinking religion and world affairs - Timothy Samuel Shah, Alfred C. Stepan, Monica Duffy Toft 2012 (electronic book)

        Book 

      4. "Religious freedom" The Immanent Frame

        Webpage  [Note: provides commentary from a variety of academics on issue of religious freedom.]

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