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Hubert G. Locke
RELIG 490
Seattle Campus

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Religion and Public Policy, Locke TTh 2:30-3:20;W 2:30-3:50 This course examines the intersection between two of the oldest and most enduring value systems in human experience: religion and religious values with the arena of politics and issues of public policy. Its primary purpose is to explore the tensions that arise out of the clash between what essentially are two systems of belief and authority in modern societies, both of which lay claim to the allegiance of citizens and both of which engage in some form of regulating the behavior of individuals. Although this tension is manifest in both Western and Eastern religious traditions and can be seen in nearly all modern political systems, the focus of this course will be on the particularities of this phenomenon in American society - past and present.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Loryn R. Paxton
Date: 10/12/1998