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Spring 2021: "Spiritual But Not Religious": Spirituality in America — RELG 2660

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Spring 2021: "Spiritual But Not Religious": Spirituality in America — RELG 2660

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Online Course

This course asks: what does "spiritual but not religious" mean, and why has it become such a pervasive idea in modern America? We'll study everything from AA 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.
 
*Discussion required. Class is combined with AMST 2660
3 Credits
Instructor: Matthew Hedstrom (msh6q@virginia.edu