When God Came To the City: Urban Life and the Transformation of Religion

Hilit Surowitz-Israel (Religion)

This course will explore urban religious life and sacred space. By focusing on urbanization, diversity, and the city-scape, we will look at the ways that various groups worship, engage ritual, and organize in a religiously pluralistic environment. Both in class and through visits to different religious spaces, we will see how the city, the social concerns of urban environments, architecture, and religious adherents encounter one another to create a dynamic religious landscape.