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RLST4116: Secular and Civil Religion

Peter Berger defined secularisation as the process whereby sectors of society and culture are removed from the domination of religious institutions and symbols, which does not fit with the non-institutional religious forms that have emerged since the 1960s. Definitions of religion, religious, secular, and sacred are the focus of this unit.

Code RLST4116
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. critically examine the social and historical contexts of the secularisation thesis
  • LO2. examine a range of secular and civil religious phenomena to highlight the necessity of interdisciplinary research practices
  • LO3. conduct research into current secular and/or civil religious phenomena that utilises the latest scholarship from a range of fields
  • LO4. practice collegial academic research in the highest traditions of the University of Sydney.

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