Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

RELI 517 - GNOSTIC AMERICA

Long Title: GNOSTIC AMERICA
Department: Religion
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Covers the rise of Gnostic spirituality in American religion and culture, from the Colonial period to the present. Explores the alpha conduits (Boehme, Blavatsky, Jung, academia). Examines the roles of revelatory experience, artifact migration, historical criticism, secularization, hybridity, heresy, and popularization. Case studies vary depending on students' research goals. 7500-word research paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 417. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 517 if student has credit for RELI 417.