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EUST2617: Europe's Religions: Cultures and Beliefs

The new millennium witnessed a return to religion in European political, social and cultural life. Europe's Religions explores this development through an examination of the dynamic interaction between the three monotheistic religions in the European context. We focus on the relation between religion and political power that has so deeply contributed to the shaping of European civilisation. Investigating where and how religious and political ideologies meet, the unit illuminates the persistent influence of religious ideas in the contemporary European landscape.

Code EUST2617
Academic unit European Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level from Table A

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain the historical and contemporary significance of the three monotheistic religions in the European context
  • LO2. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the relationship between the three monotheistic faiths in the European context
  • LO3. Identify central themes in current scholarly debates in the broad area of European religious civilisation
  • LO4. Analyse significant issues regarding religion and socio-political environment in Europe
  • LO5. Evaluate contemporary debates about the relationship between religious and political power in Europe

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