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    May 27, 2022  
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RLST189J PO - Prison Religion

When Offered: Last offered spring 2020.
Instructor(s): L. Reznik
Credit: 1

This course examines the role religion has played in both creating and opposing the carceral state. We will look at how different religious texts imagine crime, punishment, justice, and reform. We will think about the connections and differences between religious practice of human sacrifice and secular practice of capital punishment. We will look at ethnographic and autobiographical writings about prison ministry and religious conversion as well as religious activism around prison abolition. We will also explore the legal, ethical, and political problems that arise when ‘faith-based’ social service organizations working in the prison system combine social programs with evangelizing.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 3



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