SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

(Dates in italics indicate assignments have not yet been finalized.)

Introduction 1/22

Setting up the class
Individual approaches and research
Christianity in the Qur'an and Hadith

Theological approaches

1/29

Frank Whaling on theological approaches
Individual research
Medieval heresiographies

    2/5

Modern theologies of religion
Individual approaches

Philosophical approaches

2/12

Rob Fisher on philosophical approaches
Individual research
Medieval theological/philosophical debates

Anthropological and sociological approaches 2/19 David Gellner on anthropological approaches
Individual approaches
Christians and Muslims in medieval Iberia

 

  2/26

Michael Northcott on sociological approaches
Individual research
Muslims in the modern Christian West

Th 3/1
7:00 pm

Related event:  "Reading the Qur'an and the Bible:  Intellectual Contacts of Muslims and Jews in Medieval Iberia."  Lecture by Angel Saenz-Badillos at the OCCE Forum Building, 1705 Asp Ave.
Artistic and literary approaches 3/5

Literature and religion
Individual approaches
Medieval European Christian images of Muslims

    3/12 Muslim accounts of the Crusades
Christian art on the Crusades
Individual research
  SPRING BREAK

Psychological approaches

3/26

Connolly on phsychological approaches
Conversion narratives

Political approaches 4/2

Theories of religion, nation, and civilization
Muslim-Christian conflict in the Balkans
Individual research

Critical approaches

4/9

Postcolonial approaches:  Edward Said
Morgan on feminist approaches
Interaction between feminists and "the veiled"
Individual approaches

Phenomenological approaches

4/16

Erricker on phenomenological approaches
Wilfred Cantwell Smith
Conclusions on Muslim-Christian interaction

Conclusion 4/23 FINAL RESEARCH PAPER DUE
Mini-conference:  presentations of individual research
  4/30

FINAL EXAM DUE
Round-table:  individual statements of approach
Analysis of the class
Religious Studies Program assessment