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: 44/250, only registered: 0/250, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/250
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.
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
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
Lectures, class discussions.
Final test. Questions will be based on infomrmation provided during the lectures.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět není určen studentům religionistiky.