Courses: Religion in Modern Europe (HISTB313001)
Class Number: 1235
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.
I or III
Enrollment Limit: 15; Enrollment Limit Criteria: Random;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1235 Div: I or III
Bryn Mawr, DAL1