REL 361

Heroes of Integrity

In this course, selected religious leaders and activists of the twentieth century are studied, and students identify factors that resulted in their integrity and courage, primarily through a study of religious autobiographies. Figures from a variety of religious traditions and continents have been selected who responded to the key challenges of their time, such as the Great Depression, the Holocaust, the struggle for civil rights, ending apartheid, or national liberation. The course attends to the possibilities of moral agency and the role of religion in character formation and social change.