RLB405 Religion and Violence

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jana Valtrová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Cigán, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Milan Fujda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Aleš Chalupa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Kundt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Miloš Mendel, CSc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Dalibor Papoušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. David Václavík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lujza Kotryová (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Lukášová (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Magdaléna Masláková (lecturer)
MgA. Stamatia Noutsou, M.A. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zdeňka Pitrunová (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Reichstäter (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. et Mgr. Miroslav Vrzal (lecturer)
Supervisor
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Šárka Londa Vondráčková
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 19:10–20:45 D22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 250 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 108/250, only registered: 0/250, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/250
Course objectives
The course provides an introduction to the problems of religion and violence on several levels, including inter religious conflicts, as well as violence performed and insitutionalized within particular religious traditions. The course is based on a wide definition of violence as not only physical act, but also as verbal action. Particular lectures will deal with special cases of violence concerning various religious traditions all over the world and various historical periods.
Syllabus
  • 1. Introductory lecture
  • 2. Violence in Roman religion
  • 3. Violence in Pre-Christian religions of Nothern Europe
  • 4. Human sacrifice among Aztecs
  • 5. Holy war
  • 6. Medieval Christian discourses on violence (lecture in English)
  • 7. Christianity and rebellions in China
  • 8. Evolutionary Approaches to Religion and Terrorism
  • 9. Buddhist extremism in Barma
  • 10. Satanisms and violence
  • 11. Each day is ashura, each place is Karbalá: violence in the history and rituals of Shia Islam
  • 12. Stereotypes and everyday classifications: Identity, dehumanization and public space
Literature
  • Buddhist warfare. Edited by Michael K. Jerryson - Mark Juergensmeyer. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xi, 257 p. ISBN 0195394844. info
  • JUERGENSMEYER, Mark. Teror v mysli boží : globální vzestup náboženského násilí. Translated by Tomáš Suchomel. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2007. 382 s. ISBN 9788073251093. info
  • NIRENBERG, David. Communities of violence : persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages. 2nd print. with correction. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1998. viii, 301. ISBN 069105889X. info
  • FAIRBANK, John King. Dějiny Číny. Translated by Martin Hála - Jana Hollanová - Olga Lomová. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1998. 656 s. ISBN 8071062499. info
  • MATOS MOCTEZUMA, Eduardo. Life and death in the Templo Mayor. Translated by Bernard R. Ortiz de Montellano - Thelma Ortiz de Montellano. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1995. ix, 138. ISBN 0870814001. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussions.
Assessment methods
Final test. Questions will be based on infomrmation provided during the lectures.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět není určen studentům religionistiky.
Teacher's information
Anotovaný rozpis přednášek a podrobné podmínky ukončení jsou vystaveny ve Studijních materiálech předmětu (Organizační pokyny - Sylabus předmětu).
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2016, recent)
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