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Check out the article about our merger in UToday - Departments merge in Faculty of Arts 

The Department of Classics & Religion and the Centre for Military & Strategic Studies present


RELS 685.40 L01: Religion, Radicalization, and Society

with Dr. Ryan Williams, University of Cambridge

Radicalization is considered the greatest source of national and international insecurity today. But the consequences are felt more widely than in the tragedy of acts of terrorism in Western countries. This course takes a broadly sociological approach to study the issues surrounding radicalization. What is radicalization? What relationship, if any, does it have to religion?  What are the limitations of a “scientific” understanding of radicalization? What are the social consequences of responding to radicalization, as related to civil liberties, public constructions of religion and religious communities, policing practice, and issues related to citizenship? Drawing on the instructor’s research with religious communities and his research in UK maximum-security prisons, this course aims to equip students to contribute to current international scholarly debates and policy issues surrounding the topic. Students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and theoretical or practical orientations are very welcome to this internationally unique course.

Dates: January 5-9, 2015

Enroll via your Student Centre





A Companion to German Pietism, 1660-1800

 Dr. Douglas H. Shantz 

 Brill, 2014

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 Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

 Dr. Christopher G. Framarin 

 Routledge, 2014


Women and the Gift

 Women and the Gift: Beyond the Given and All-Giving

 Dr. Morny Joy

 Indiana University Press, 2013


 Ethics Unbound: Some Chinese and Western Perspectives on Morality

 Dr. Katrin Froese

 The Chinese University Press, 2013

 A Stairway Taken by the Lucid: Tsong kha pa's study of noble beings

 Dr. James Apple

 Aditya Prakashan, 2013

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 An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe

 Dr. Douglas Shantz

 Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013


  Watch Dr. Shantz's podcast interview about this title here.




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The department is home to two research chairs:

Chair of Christian Thought

Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies.

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