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Ryan Schram (admin) [Weekly plan and assigned readings]
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 ====== Weekly plan and assigned readings ====== ====== Weekly plan and assigned readings ======
  
-^02.03 ^ [[1|Why is religion interesting and problematic?​]] ^+^08.03 ^ [[1|Why is religion interesting and problematic?​]] ^
 |  | We will discuss the unique weekly cycle this class follows, the assignments,​ and the research project. We will also share ideas about why religion is interesting and problematic. | |  | We will discuss the unique weekly cycle this class follows, the assignments,​ and the research project. We will also share ideas about why religion is interesting and problematic. |
  
-^9.03 ^ [[2|Bring an example of a religious practice you would like to know more about.]] ^+^15.03 ^ [[2|Bring an example of a religious practice you would like to know more about.]] ^
 | Read: | Unit outline and assignments,​ Durkheim | | Read: | Unit outline and assignments,​ Durkheim |
 | Write:| Describe an example of a religious practice, and how you learned about it. | | Write:| Describe an example of a religious practice, and how you learned about it. |
 | Research: | Tutorials will meet **as scheduled**. | | Research: | Tutorials will meet **as scheduled**. |
  
-^16.03 ^ [[3|Why do so many, perhaps all, cultures have religions?​]] ^+^22.03 ^ [[3|Why do so many, perhaps all, cultures have religions?​]] ^
 |Read: | Douglas, Ortner | |Read: | Douglas, Ortner |
 |Write: | State your answer to the question of the week, and explain your position using examples and reasoning. | |Write: | State your answer to the question of the week, and explain your position using examples and reasoning. |
 |Research: | [[Possible topics]] assignment due this week on Blackboard. This is a good time to browse the stacks. Read widely in several topic areas, and find out what you are curious about. | |Research: | [[Possible topics]] assignment due this week on Blackboard. This is a good time to browse the stacks. Read widely in several topic areas, and find out what you are curious about. |
  
-^23.03 ^ [[4|Why would someone join a religious commune?]] ^+^29.03 ^ [[4|Why would someone join a religious commune?]] ^
 | Read: | Palmer| | Read: | Palmer|
 | Write:| State your answer to the week's question, and explain your position using examples and reasoning.| | Write:| State your answer to the week's question, and explain your position using examples and reasoning.|
 | Research:| By now, it would be good to have found one or more [[starting points for your research|detailed ethnographies]] on your topic. Consult with Ryan if you want some ideas.| | Research:| By now, it would be good to have found one or more [[starting points for your research|detailed ethnographies]] on your topic. Consult with Ryan if you want some ideas.|
  
-^30.03 ^ Classes cancelled for syncretistic Judeo-Christian feasting ^ +05.04 ^ [[5|Can you learn to hear God?]] ^
-| Research:| You should have one or more ethnographic works on a single topic that you can read over break. Pay attention to what surprises you, and start thinking about your research question.| +
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-^ 06.04 ^ [[5|Can you learn to hear God?]] ^+
 | Read:  | Luhrmann | | Read:  | Luhrmann |
 | Write: | Write one question you can ask in tutorial and one observation about '​hearing God' and other Vineyard practices. ​ |  | Write: | Write one question you can ask in tutorial and one observation about '​hearing God' and other Vineyard practices. ​ | 
  
-13.04 ^ [[6|Do religions mix?]] ^+12.04 ^ [[6|Do religions mix?]] ^
 | Read: | Romberg | | Read: | Romberg |
 | Write: | Why does Romberg reject the concept of religious syncretism? Do you agree or disagree and why? | | Write: | Why does Romberg reject the concept of religious syncretism? Do you agree or disagree and why? |
 | Research: | [[Progress report]] due this week on Blackboard. | | Research: | [[Progress report]] due this week on Blackboard. |
  
-20.04 ^ [[7|Is African Christianity just '​African culture'?​]] ^+^19.04 ^ Classes cancelled for syncretistic Judeo-Christian feasting ^ 
 +| Research:| You should have one or more ethnographic works on a single topic that you can read over break. Pay attention to what surprises you, and start thinking about your research question.| 
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 +^ 26.04 ^ [[7|Is African Christianity just '​African culture'?​]] ^
 | Read: | Meyer, Newell | | Read: | Meyer, Newell |
 | Write: | Write one question you can ask in tutorial and one observation about '​spiritual warfare'​. | | Write: | Write one question you can ask in tutorial and one observation about '​spiritual warfare'​. |
  
-27.04 ^ [[8|Is Christianity singular or plural?]] ^+03.05 ^ [[8|Is Christianity singular or plural?]] ^
 | Read: | Robbins, Cannell | | Read: | Robbins, Cannell |
 | Write: | Which has a stronger influence on the other: religion on culture, or culture on religion? |  | Write: | Which has a stronger influence on the other: religion on culture, or culture on religion? | 
  
-04.05 ^ [[9|Can you buy salvation?​]] ^+10.05 ^ [[9|Can you buy salvation?​]] ^
 | Read: | Jones, Brenner\* | | Read: | Jones, Brenner\* |
 | Write: | What would Suzanne Brenner say about Jones'​s argument? How would Jones respond? | | Write: | What would Suzanne Brenner say about Jones'​s argument? How would Jones respond? |
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-11.05 ^ [[10|Do all societies eventually become secular?]] ^+17.05 ^ [[10|Do all societies eventually become secular?]] ^
 | Read: | Mahmood, Deeb\* | | Read: | Mahmood, Deeb\* |
 | Write: | Why do we see an apparent increase in '​public piety' in late modernity, both in the US and the Islamic world? | | Write: | Why do we see an apparent increase in '​public piety' in late modernity, both in the US and the Islamic world? |
  
-18.05 ^ [[11|Do liberal societies need beliefs?]] ^+24.05 ^ [[11|Do liberal societies need beliefs?]] ^
 | Read: | Mahmood, Keane\* |  | Read: | Mahmood, Keane\* | 
 | Write: | Do liberal democracies have a '​sacred'?​ Should they? | | Write: | Do liberal democracies have a '​sacred'?​ Should they? |
  
  
-25.05 ^ [[12|Can religion can change the world?]] ^+31.05 ^ [[12|Can religion can change the world?]] ^
 | Read: | Gravers, Hertzberg\* | | Read: | Gravers, Hertzberg\* |
 | Write: | Take a stand on the claim that religious movements, political or not, produce greater social change than secular political activism. | | Write: | Take a stand on the claim that religious movements, political or not, produce greater social change than secular political activism. |
  
  
-01.06 ^ [[13|To be revealed...]] ^+07.06 ^ [[13|To be revealed...]] ^
  
  
-15.06 ^ Final paper due on June on Blackboard. ^+Reading and finals weeks ^ Final paper due on June on Blackboard. ^
  
  
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