RELS006 - RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE&CULTS

Since September 11, 2001, America has become more aware than ever that there is a connection between religion and violence. But what is it? Why do religious people embrace violence? Are all cults prone to violence? And do terrorists tend to belong to cults? This course will introduce students to representative terrorist groups from five different religious traditions and to cults that have taken the path of group suicide. We will examine a number of ways to understand religious terrorism, religious suicide, and cult affiliation in general.
Section 900 - LEC
CANCELED
BLAIR, STEPHEN LUKE