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RELIG 2800 Apolcalyptic Imagination in America

3 hours


This course explores a religiously diverse range of end of time stories. Ancient and modern, oral and written, apocalypitc scenarios can function as ethical and political criticism of the status quo, a literature of, by, and for the marginalized, and offer alternative, cosmic justice or future renewal. All of the religions examined, which include tribal, world religions as well as movements that prioritize ethnicity, race, and anti-colonialism are international but will be examined in the context of their contemporary North American expressions.