Religion in the Modern World (THE1076)

15 credits

In this module, you will develop an informed and questioning approach to religion (including the meaning of ‘religion’ and ‘secularism’, challenges to the freedom of religion, whether the state should be neutral regarding religion, and other points of contact between religion and politics) in the modern world. When addressing the meaning of ‘religion’ you will engage with key texts, and from this theoretical basis consider more contemporary social questions about religion in Western societies today including: ‘What is religion?’ and ‘How do religion and politics relate to the diverse experiences of varied communities?’ The module is suitable for students from a range of disciplines.