2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 30743 Animals, Religion, and Culture

Comparative approach to exploring the roles of animals in world and indigenous religions, past and present, including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American traditions. Topics include who counts as a religious subject, or person; how focusing on animals can help us better understand religion in general; hunting and farming; animal sacrifice; pets; biotechnology; climate change; conservation; fear & awe; animal theology; and whether other animals themselves might be religious. Discussion-based, coupled with mini-lectures, video screenings, and experiential meditations.:"