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Classical Theories of Religion

  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Department: Anthropology, Anthropology and Sociology of Religion, History of Religions
  • Year: 2021-22
  • Term: Autumn
  • T, Thur 9:30 am -
  • KNOW 35005, AASR 32900, ANTH 35003, HREL 32900
  • Christian Wedemeyer

This course will survey the development of theoretical perspectives on religion and religions in the 19th and 20th centuries and the institutional and historical contexts within which they developed. Thinkers to be studied include Kant, Hume, Schleiermacher, Feuerbach, Marx, Muller, Tiele, Tylor, Robertson Smith, Frazer, Durkheim, Weber, Freud, James, Otto, van der Leeuw, Wach, and Eliade. ​This course fulfills the elective requirement for a new MAPSS concentration on the Formation of Knowledge https://sifk.uchicago.edu/mapss/.