HIS 381 • Religion and National Identity
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
This graduate readings course will examine religion and national identity in a variety of settings. Our goal is to understand how religion and national identity are linked in various parts of the world, regardless of the type of government or religion involved. We will look at seminal works on nationalism and try to come to some understanding of how religion plays a role in the development and maintenance of national identity and culture.
Readings may include: Benedict Anderson, Imagined Community R. Scott Appleby, The Ambivalence of the Sacred Thomas Benjamin, La Revolución Pamela Voekel, Alone Before God Peter D'Agostino, Rome in America Eddie S. Glaud, Jr., Is It Nation Time?