HDS 2849

Introduction to Religion and Globalization

Diane L. Moore


The religious dimensions of globalization are often misrepresented as narrowly confined to explicitly identifiable religious movements as opposed to the more accurate depiction of the multiple roles that religions play in the economic, political, cultural, and environmental facets of globalization in both historic and contemporary contexts. This misrepresentation reinforces simplistic views of religion that can fuel conflict and diminish opportunities for the promotion of peaceful coexistence and human flourishing. In this course we will employ a critical theory lens to explore how religions function in all arenas of globalization through a series of case studies. Topics may include Religion and Conflict/Peace; Religion and Immigration/Migration; Religion and Public Health; Religion and Ecology. For final projects, students will construct their own case studies focusing on either a theme or a country/geographic region.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Fri 12pm-2pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
Language Course Designation(s) None