HDS 2762

Secular Death

Amy Hollywood


If secularism privileges the temporal over the eternal, what are the ramifications for how death is thought by those who live within a secular frame? We will explore the question as it is posed and answered, however provisionally, within modern Western philosophy, literature, and the visual arts. Material will include work by Henry James, William James, Sigmund Freud, Martin Heidegger, Herbert Marcuse, Carole Maso, Janet Kauffman, and Susan Howe.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 2015


0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Wed 2pm-4pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None