Spring 2023 Religion GU4216 section 001

Religion and Capitalism: Faith and the A

Religion and Capitalism

Call Number 13068
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
201 80 Claremont Ave
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Andrew E Jungclaus
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Is the market a religious system? Can we consider "capitalism" to be a key arena in which the relationship between the religious and the secular is both negotiated and performed? In this course, students will explore the complicated relationship between faith and the market, the religious and the secular, and the evolution of vice and virtue as they relate to economic thriving in the United States. While no hard and fast rules for thinking about the relationship between right conduct and material interests cut across all religious and philosophical traditions, human agents invest real faith into currency, into markets, and into the reigning economic order to bring about increased opportunities, wealth, and freedom to people across the globe. Throughout this semester, we will chart both the long shadows and the future trajectories of these beliefs from our American perspective.

Web Site Vergil
Department Religion
Enrollment 14 students (20 max) as of 6:06PM Thursday, June 13, 2024
Subject Religion
Number GU4216
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231RELI4216W001