REL 3145 - New Religious Movements

New Religious Movements (NRMs) are those religious movements such as Mormonism and Soka Gakkai that have arisen during the modern period (roughly from the 17th century on). This course will explore a wide range of NRMs in order to ask the question, in what ways do NRMs reflect modern themes and concerns? To this end, the course will begin with a discussion of theories of modernity and the sociology of NRMs, and then apply these theories to detailed case studies of particular NSMs. The specific case studies will vary depending on the professor.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area V: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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