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RELG 217: Faith and Doubt in the Modern Age

Is religion an illusion we create to explain what we don’t understand? An elaborate means to justify the violence we commit? Modern thinkers have put religion under the microscope and held faith to account. This class considers a number of historically significant critiques of religion in modern western thought and how those critiques have shaped the modern theological and literary imagination. Is God dead? Or only hiding--in aesthetic experience, solidarity with the suffering, projects of liberation, or the depths of human love?  
6 credits; HI, WR2; Not offered 2021-2022