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ARCHIVED 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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REL 344 - Religion and the Political Order

3.00 credit hours
(Same as: PHL 344 .) A historical survey of primary texts engaging the intersection of religion and political theory, as well as the relationship between political leadership and religious/ethical values. Emphasis is placed upon Western political philosophers shaped within the traditions of Judaism, Christianity and/or Islam, as well as upon the themes of theocracy, civil religion and secularization. Thinkers studied may include Plato, early Christian authors, Eusebius, John Chrysostom, Augustine, Al-Farabi, Maimonides, Averroes, Aquinas, Marsillus of Padua, Reformation authors, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau or De Tocqueville.

Prerequisite(s): Any two courses in philosophy, religious studies or political Science.
ACR: Leadership, Ethics and Values.


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