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Spring 2019: “Spiritual But Not Religious”: Spirituality in America — RELG 2660

Title

Spring 2019: “Spiritual But Not Religious”: Spirituality in America — RELG 2660

When

Mon. Jan 14, 2019 - Tue. Apr 30, 2019 (16 weeks)
Every Monday, Wednesday from 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

Where

Maury 209

What does "spiritual but not religious" mean, and why has it become such a pervasive idea in modern America? We'll study everything from Alcholocis Anonymous to yoga to Zen meditation, with stops in Christian rock, Beat poetry, Abstract Expressionist painting and more. In the end, we'll come to see spirituality in America as a complex intermingling of the great world religions, modern psychology, and a crassly commercialized culture industry.

* 3 credits
 
Instructor: Matthew Hedstrom (msh6q@virginia.edu