Units of Study
RLST1005 - Atheism, Fundamentalism & New Religions
Summer Main, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Carole Cusack
Phone: +61 2 9351 6837
What is the 'new' atheism? How have globalisation and new media affected religious practice? This unit considers a broad range of recent high-profile events and contemporary debates and controversies in religion. Topics include: the supposed rise of fundamentalism, arguments over 'the death of God', new forms of spirituality and enchantment. Through the use of case studies, from UFO-religions to The Gospel of Judas, students examine the overarching theme: What is the future of religion?
1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd take-home research task (30%), 1x1000wd oral presentation (20%), tutorial participation (10%)
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
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