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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2018

REL 1.08 The Religion of Things

Despite our tendency to associate religion with "belief", all religion is necessarily mediated through things. This course approaches religion as a fundamentally material phenomenon, introducing students to its analysis from the perspective of artifacts, rather than through texts and ethnographic accounts. A wide range of case studies will be considered, from consumerist religion in the modern United States, to the relics and icons of medieval Europe, to the indigenous shrines of the ancient Andes.

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