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Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists in Contemporary Fiction and Memoirs

JUDS 0050A S01 [CRN: 15764]

In recent decades, there has been a resurgence of religiosity in contemporary society, while at the same time many have been skeptical and even hostile to religious belief and practice. Others are just not sure what to believe. We will study selections of fiction and memoirs by writers of Christian and Jewish background that explore such situations as the affirmation or negation of the existence of God, the role of religious ritual in a person’s life, and the positive and negative impacts on society of religious institutions and the clergy who lead them. Enrollment limited to 19 first-year students.
Term
Fall 2020
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
19
Course Attributes
Primary Instructor
Meetings
10:00 - 10:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020
Exam Group Code
14