Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Politics and International Relations


Religion and politics are two of the most controversial subjects human beings encounter. Each and every person has an opinion on these topics and that is what makes them so volatile. As opposed to other matters that are more easily quantifiable and prone to academic discussion, conversations about religion and politics are informed as much by personal experience and beliefs as they are by more empirical data. Furthermore, these topics are seemingly impossible to avoid. Whether it is in a college classroom, at a comedy club, at a presidential debate or over dinner the discussions about religion and politics seem endless.