THFS 324. Religion and Race

Religion has played a key role in the development and support of racist beliefs, attitudes and institutions in the Western world.  But religion has also been a powerful tool for combating racism.  This course will examine both sides of this troubling aspect of Western religious history, with special attention to groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Black Muslims that explicitly link race and religion.  Substantial attention will also be give to current scientific and sociological thinking on the subject of race.
Offered: Regularly
Credits: 3