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29 | FUTURE OF RELIGION

Religious and Secular Identity Politics
Duration
11 May 2020 - 16 May 2020
Language
English
Status
POSTPONED
Course directors:
Rudolf J. Siebert, Western Michigan University, United States
Dinka Marinović-Jerolimov, Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia
Mislav Kukoč, University Department of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Gottfried Küenzlen, University of Bundeswehr München, Germany
Michael R.Ott, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, United States
Course description:

In the Future of Religion Course, we critically and discursively confront the modern dichotomy and crisis that exists between the historical and future-oriented realms of the sacred and the profane, religion and secularity, faith and enlightenment, which has contributed immeasurably to the destruction, suffering, and death of humanity, nations, and of nature itself. This modern, zero-sum divide between the religious and the secular has contributed to the increasing labyrinth of antagonisms that plague modern civil society and the liberal State, e.g., the antagonisms between the individual and the collective, personal autonomy and universal solidarity, between the social classes, races, genders, sexes, ethnicities, geographical regions, cultures, nations, etc. Through participants’ research into the dialectical and liberating substance of both the world religions and of the secular enlightenment movements that is furthered through daily class discourse, which is understood as future-oriented remembrance of human suffering with the practical intent to diminish it, this Course seeks to contribute toward the determinate negation of these dehumanizing and destructive antagonisms and their causes for the possibility of concretely creating the condictions for a more reconciled, humane, egalitarian, truth- and peace-filled future society and world. 

 

Call for Papers

Course lecturers:
Rudolf J. Siebert, Western Michigan University, United States
Mislav Kukoč, University Department of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Michael R.Ott, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, United States
Gottfried Küenzlen, University of Bundeswehr München, Germany
Dustin Byrd, Olivet College, United States

 

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Call for Papers