RS 370

Intersections of Law and Religion from Ancient to Current Worlds

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Also: HSTR 370A

Comparative global exploration of relationships among law and religion, across multiple historical contexts and traditions. Includes theistic worldviews like Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with sources and manifestations of law unfolding from the biblical to contemporary worlds. Diverse understandings of law in non-theistic traditions like Hinduism and Buddhism. Within modern settings, emphasis on secularist outlooks that re-embody, rather than eliminate, overlaps between law and religion, and on debates involving states' attempts to monopolize control over religion.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of RS 370, HIST 468 (if taken in the same topic), HSTR 370A.

Undergraduate course in Religious Studies offered by the Religious Studies Program in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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