How does religion evolve?  Part 4


Name  Email Phone
Tom Schlicht not available (608) 831-6593

Course Description 

We consider violence throughout history with an emphasis on Judeo-Christian traditions.
Some of the topics we cover: violence-of-God- traditions, human and child sacrifice, witch hunts, torture, burning people alive, massacres, “othering”, pedophilia, anti-Semitism, misogyny, the Inquisition, etc.

We view a number of DVD lectures by Prof. Jason Bivins, who explains the causes of religious violence and the ways to cure this problem. Other professors discuss human sacrifice among the New World natives and religious warfare in history. We also read excerpts from authors Helen Ellerbe, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and others.

Join us for a stimulating discussion.

For new members: a $14.00 fee for handouts. Returning students paid last time we met in-person.


Madison Senior Center 

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Start Date

Sept 24, 2021

End Date

Nov 12, 2021


Some reading/discussion

Class Size


Class notes 

To Enroll:  Registration required, contact coordinator for instructions. 

# of Sessions: 8

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