Kurskod: CTRB56
Högskolepoäng: 7,5

Kurstillfälle: höstterminen 2019
Studiesätt: halvfart, dagtid
Kursperiod: 2019-09-02 – 2019-11-03
Kursspråk: engelska
Behörighet: General and 60 credits academic studies

Anmälningskod: LU-E1941

Anmälningskod: LU-37731

Introduktionsmöte: 2019-09-02 kl. 13.15 – 15.00 i LUX:C215

Lärare: Anders Ackfeldt, Blaženka Scheuer


The atrocities of 9/11, when 19 hijackers from the Al-Qaeda terrorist network conducted four coordinated attacks that inflicted the heaviest death toll on US soil since the end of the Civil War, sent an unprecedented chock-wave throughout the world. Stock markets plummeted and the George W. Bush administration initiated the international military campaign known as “The War on Terror”.

The terror attacks also triggered religious and spiritual responses, that have not only transformed the ways religion is practiced and understood by practitioners themselves – they also raised interesting, intriguing, and pressing questions for scholars of religion.

During this course some of these questions will be explored from a variety of perspectives and with examples from Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The course will discuss how religious practitioners understand and interpret sacred texts to justify violence, and how religious symbols and thematics in connection to 9/11 are present in popular culture. A theoretical focus in the course will be on the concepts of heritage and generation.

Study Trip – Jerusalem and Istanbul

As a part of the course there will be a voluntary study trip. The study trip 2019 will go to the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII) and Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem (STI). The course will have three meetings in Lund before the study trip: 2, 4 and 9 of September 2019. The study trip will be between 16-29/9, as well as one meeting after the trip, 3 of October. The course will be examined by an oral video presentation. The deadline for the exam is 11 of October. More information about the study trip will be presented in the welcoming letter.

The students will only pay for the airfare to Jerusalem and Istanbul and for visa costs if applied. Accommodation, local travel and most of the meals will be covered by CTR.



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Religion, Heritage, and Generation - Conceptualizing Religion after 9/11

Sidansvarig: johan.grevstigctr.luse | 2020-06-15