First Year Seminar: Visions of the End: Hope and Despair in the Last Days
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RELG 006C. First Year Seminar: Visions of the End: Hope and Despair in the Last Days


(Cross-listed as ENVS 006 )
For millennia, speculation about the end of the world has fired the imaginations of Western cultures. Today, environmentalists argue we are in the time of the “Sixth Great Extinction,” while religious communities assert we are living into the end of the world based on ancient prophecies. This course will ask how two seemingly unrelated modes of discourse-environmental science and religious studies-converge to shape productive responses to the world’s end; and the power, and the anxieties of environmental spiritualities (with special reference to Buddhist, Neopagan, Christian and Indigenous worldviews) to give birth to hope and resilience in the face of the coming storm.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for CBL, ENVS
Spring 2018. Wallace.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/religion


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