The course examines the role of religion in world politics today. The assessment is made historically and analytically, drawing upon theories of international relations and the contemporary debate about “the resurgence of religion” in world politics. The impact of the resurgence is tested in terms of religiously based positions on four moral questions (war, human rights, globalization and world order). The impact of religion is then examined in selected instances of political-religious engagement in different parts of the world.
Also offered by the Divinity School as HDS 2861.