Courses: Religion in Modern Europe (HISTB313001)

Spring 2010

Class Number: 1200
I or III SO
New Course: Until recently, historians agreed with Nietzsche’s 19th
century pronouncement that “God is dead,” viewing post-Enlightenment
history as one of increasing secularism. This course re-examines that
conclusion, looking both at recent historical research and at primary
source documents like the Darwin’s Descent of Man or “l’affaire du
foulard” in France. If religion remained important in modern Europe,
why is Nietzsche’s verdict so widely accepted? The class has a
substantial writing component. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1200 Div: I or III SO

Department

History (Web site)

Taught By

Spohrer,Jennifer

Location

Bryn Mawr, CARP13

Meeting Times

F 1:00pm-4:00pm