Building Interreligious Relations 2

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Doel vak

Teaching goals
• Basic insight into the literatures which study the ways which
Christianity, Judaism, Islam and categories of 'the secular' are
historically and conceptually intertwined and entangled
• Insight into how these entangled histories are related to the
histories and legacies of anti-semitism and islamophobia
• Enhancing the capacity to formulate integrative perspectives on what
'interreligiosity' means in the historical context of secularisation and
religious entanglement

Inhoud vak

We will study works on the interrelated histories of Christianity, Islam
and Judaism in the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern contexts from
the perspective of how these religions have been entangled and have
entered into tense relations in the course of Euro-Middle-Eastern
history, in relation to processes and concepts of secularisation, the
formation of 'religion, and the Axial Age. Readings will include Leora
Batnizky, Susannah Heschel, Schirin Amir-Moazzami, Anya Topolski, David
Nirenberg, Jean-Luc Nancy, Maurice Olender, Gil Anidjar, Paula
Frederiksen, Daniel Boyarin,


Lectures and student presentations


Presentation (20%) and final paper or final paper and take home exam
(80%). You can choose between two options for the final exam: (1) either
you choose to do a take home exam containing three questions which will
be published two weeks before the deadline, together with a final paper
of around 1500 words, or (2) you choose to write a final paper of around
4000 words. Deadline will be published during the course.


David Nirenberg - Anti-Judaism, the Western Tradition (W.W.Norton)
Maurice Olender - The languages of Paradise: race, religion, and
philology in the nineteenth century (Harvard University Press, orig,
Paris, Seuil).
Gil Anidjar - Semites, Race, Religion, Literature (Stanford University

Overige informatie

The courses Building Interreligious Relations 1 and Building
Interreligious Relations 2 will not be taught in 2019-20.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode G_BIR2
Studiepunten 6 EC
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit Religie en Theologie
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. H.Y.M. Jansen
Examinator prof. dr. H.Y.M. Jansen
Docenten prof. dr. H.Y.M. Jansen

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