Jesus, Muhammad and the Modern State
About the Course:
Check out Legal Studies, Jesus, Muhammad, and the Modern State. This course, a series of lectures and interactive discussions, addresses the conflict between the state and religion in a historical and contemporary context by using Islam and Christianity as examples. Seemingly perplexing concepts - even for those of the Islamic faith - such as Sharia and Jihad will be discussed. Can suicide terrorism be justified in Islam? Similarly, was there any justification behind the Crusades of Roman Catholic Europe?
How is the contemporary world, from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan in the East to Netherlands, Switzerland and U.S. in the West dealing with contemporary issues relating to religion? What role should religion play in the now Arab Springs? Finally, a religion often perceived to be most at odds with the secular concept of the modern state is Islam. Could secularism be an Islamic doctrine?
Lectures range from Women rights in Islam, Science and religion, Jihad and analysis of Shariah law.
How to Enroll:
Space is limited, class enrolment is based on Class Entry Codes (CEC) If you wish to receive a CEC to enroll, please email email@example.com, with answers to the following questions:
1) What interests you about this course?
2) What year are you (1st, 2nd, 3rd, grad etc.)?
Course Contact: rmalhi1 AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Musheno/ Dan Acland
Time & Location:
|Section 1||Ramlah Malhi||35||243 DWINELLE||Th 6:30p-8:30p||9/06||started||—|
|Syllabus: JesusMuhammad&ModernState_Fall2012.pdf||Jul 13||500kb||Adobe PDF (Viewer)||View Download|
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