The course examines the complex relationship between religion and political thought. It analyses key concepts developed by political philosophers and their impact upon how religion came to be understood in the democratic societies. Topics may include; the impact of ancient concepts of religion upon modern political philosophy; religion in political theories of the State; and contemporary secularisation theories.
Not currently offered.
This course replaces the following course(s): RELT2012. Students who have successfully completed RELT2012 are not eligible to enrol in PHIL2041.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand the changing relationship between religion and political thought
2. Critically analyse key concepts developed by political philosophers concerning religion
3. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies of philosophy and religion
This course will examine the relationship between religion and political thought in the western tradition.
Essay: Essay - 25%
Essay: Essay - 50%
Online Learning Activity: Online learning task - 25%
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