RELI4036 Religion and Ideology (3 units)
This course introduces students to the concept of ideology and its significance for the understanding of religion in the modern world. Through the particular example of Marxist critique of religion as ideology, the classical formulation of the concept of ideology is introduced. The validity and nature of this critique will then be considered. Various modern ideologies will then be surveyed, and their inherent strength and weakness will be set out in contrast with traditional religions.
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