Christianity and Economic Inequality

RELS 0200A S01 [CRN: 16071]

In the face of the vast, increasing economic inequality, this sophomore seminar interrogates the role of religious institutions and individuals. Do our religious institutions sustain or challenge economic inequality, and how? We will attempt to answer this question with a focus on three types of texts: classical texts that shaped 20th Century U.S. Christian consciousness (e.g., Weber, Niebuhr, and Ayn Rand); contemporary works that analyze the effects of economic inequality on the social fabric (e.g., Stiglitz, Freeland, Wilkinson/Picket); and texts that clarify the vital roles some contemporary religious movements are playing in supporting economic inequality (e.g.,Bowler, Walton, Byrne). SOPH
Course Syllabus
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Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
20
Course Attributes
Sophomore Seminar
Primary Instructor
Meetings
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Wed - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
17 (Dec 18, 2014 9:00am)