RELST 3734

RELST 3734

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The concept of law plays a central role in Judaism. We often use the word 'law' to describe obligatory Jewish religious practices. But is that 'law,' as compared with state law? Legal systems in the U.S. and Europe make laws that protect religious people, and that protect governments from religion. But what does 'religion' mean in a legal context? And how do implicit notions of religious law affect how judges deal with religion? We will explore these questions using sources drawn from contemporary religions, focusing in particular on Judaism, and recent legal disputes.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ETM-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3732NES 3732

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17091 RELST 3734   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person