RLG305H1: Material Religion

Hours: 
24L

Religions are constituted by material forms, including bodies, shrines, films, icons, and ‘ kitsch’. Anti-material impulses have also prompted many religious impulses, involving forms of iconoclasm that ironically demonstrate the power of objects. What is at stake in studying materiality? How might such a perspective transform our view of religion?

Prerequisite: 

See note above for general prerequisites

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)