Religion has had an important part in shaping both the modern system of liberal democracy and
contemporary debates over human rights. The relationship between religion, democracy and human
rights is an interesting one. Religion is by no means
October 22nd, 2012
Globalization and Christian rights
With todays lecture we move into the section of the course which focuses on Christian ity.
Set the historical framework in context.
One of the distinctive features of the way we approarch religion and
October 15th, 2012
How Judaism ties in with the mateiral of the course.
The course is very broad,so how do we connect to it?
This way is to settle the following question: what is Judaisms responsibility to the global
world? And as well see, t
Professors: D. Cere and E. Aitken
Religion and Globalization
September 5th, 2012
To set the stage around religion and globalization, if you open a major newspaper from
any city in NA this morning, or in the world, you will see a number of sto
September 24th, 2012
Basic background on Buddhism.
Early Buddhism starts with the Buddha. The Buddha in early Buddhism is considered to
be a human being. We dont quite know when he lived. The human being that was con sidered to be the Buddha had a persona
September 26th, 2012
Today-Mariyamman, Globalization, and the Development of Middle Class Hinduism.
Next week-Module on Wednesday (different room), Lecture on Friday.
Indias middle class is talked about a lot these days. The middle class we talked about
Religious liberty has become a key site of legal and political struggles to negotiate communal relations
across lines of religious difference.
Rowes -Religion, democracy and human rights
Religions relation to human rights is contentious
12/9/16 - Lecure 4
Globalization: key terms & concepts
Roland Robertson refers to both the compression of the world and the intensification of the
consciousness of the world as a whole
Something to do with borders, tensions around what borders meet, flow
Lecture 2 07/09/2016
Globalization History and concepts
The first image is a ritual still to be found in the Christian world of people in a community resolving
around the boundaries of that community. Carrying religious symbols. Usually happens in Medieva
Lecture 3 9/9/16
Dis-embedding the idea that religion and the social and economic life in a community are
transcending and becoming more global. Institutional differentiation of life. Societys become more
complex and political organizations become more di
October 10th, 2012
Religion travels. In the case of Buddhism, Buddhism started to spread to different parts
of Asia, depending on how you define global. Almost as soon as it was founded.
On this map, we are looking at the spread of Buddhism from its found
October 6th, 2012
Today we have Prof Aguilar from St Andrews.
The first point is that to discuss public religions is to suggest that there is a non public
religion, which is an anomyly.
If you watch TV, the rest of the world seems to be moving publicly an
October 1st, 2012
Wednesday: modules, and not in our normal rooms.
Thomas Leenders is the guest lecturer today. Buddhism and human rights.
Weve encountered and wrestled with some of the big paradoxes in religion,
modernity.stuff like relig
3. Karl Polanyi- Great Transformation
Chapter 5: The Evolution of the Market Pattern
Summary of this book
Market economy and nation state are a human invention called the Market Society
Human economic mentalities were changed
Before the great transformati
Reading 1: Wuthnow- The Four Faces of Globalization: Debating Heterogeneity and Inequality (pg.
Excerpt from a Muslim writing to a Christian pastor, thanking him for spreading his messageLooking at global interdependence to understand linkages betw
Reading 2: Tony Blair 2008 Cardinal Lecture (video)
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World is opening up with globalizing
Old boundaries falling down, world becoming more independent
2. Manfred Steger Globalization: A contested Concept
Connection btwn. Religious fundamentalism and secular technologically sophisticated, rapidly
How do fundamentalists capture dynamics of globalization?
Dynamics and nature of globaliza
November 5th, 2012
Skype class with Juergensmeyer.
Four students will be starting off the exchange.
Religious justification: how do you reconcile the religiously based claims to violence and the
politically based claims to violence.
Religious and politics
October 24th, 2012
October 31st: reading will be replaced. Check MyCourses under Supplemental Reading-the au thors name is a Z.
Today we will continue talking about Ancient Rome and globalization, and how its working
with and responding to Early Christian
October 29th, 2012
The powerpoint will be online.
Today were looking at Catholic tradition.
The faith is Europe and Europe is the faith- strong emphasis on the Eurocentricity of the Catholic faith. This quote has got it wrong.
If you look at Christianity
October 31st, 2012
Today its going to be salvation history and the social imaginaries of the New World. Early
modern historians, Spanish, Puritans.
The longing for the New Jerusalem is arguably the single most definitive narrative of the
November 19th, 2012
(there are a few words in French in the notes today)
Professor Charles Taylor:
In the West, one of the reasons for adopting a secular regime is to be fair and just to religious dif ferences, religous and philosophical differences, beca
Hoorcollege 1 02/09/2016
Increased interconnectionism and interactionism
Globalization of the economic sphere
Planetary awareness; global self-consciousness