L57 RelPol 255

Religion, Environmentalism, and Politics

Spring 2018, T/Th 10:30AM–1:00PM

This course explores the intersections of anthropology, theology, economic interests, and activism.

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This course explores the intersections of anthropology, theology, economic interests, and activism. We will draw on a range of sources including social-scientific theories about religion and ritual, discussions of disenchantment and re-enchantment, and indigenous claims to land. These theoretical frameworks will provide context for discussing contemporary religious responses to ecological disaster, including both environmentalist and anti-environmentalist movements.

  • This was an amazing course that perfectly addressed the intersection of religion, environmentalism, and politics throughout modern history as well as today. It helped me fully understand the degree to which all of these things are extremely influential and intertwined in my life and in society in general.

    — Spring 2018

  • Reading foundational texts, tax filings, hearing guest presenters working "on the ground"––I would be hard pressed to think of a class that covered such variety, which really made me feel I understood the overarching class themes/concepts to a degree I wouldn't have otherwise.

    — Spring 2018