RELS069 - LOVE SEX AND DEATH

This course focuses on important constants of human life as they are grappled with across religious traditions. Drawing on data across a range of religious traditions (such as Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Mesoamerican Religion), we will explore topics such as sexual identity, politics, religion and the individual in contemporary life; and eroticism, sex and love as they are reflected in religious literature, art and history. Divine love and religious devotion will be examined in relation to acts of violence, including human sacrifice and self-sacrifice in the past as well as the present. Other important questions considered in this course include: how does the body function as the locus in which religion is enacted? What is the conflict between our agency over our bodies and socioreligious claims over individual autonomy? Is violence an integral part of religion? What are religious understandings of the relationship between our agency over our bodies and socioreligious claims over individual autonomy? Is violence an integral part of religion? What are religious understandings of the relationship between love and sex? What does it mean for human beings to love God?
Section 001 - LEC
MW 1000AM-1100AM
ELIAS, JAMAL
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 231
Section 201 - REC
CANCELED
Section 202 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
TANER, GOKTUG
WILLIAMS HALL 23
Section 203 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
KARJOO-RAVARY, ALI
COLLEGE HALL 311F