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HIST0228Z-F12

Religion in America
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Religion in America
America often has been defined paradoxically as both the "most religious" and "least religious" of nations. This course, a historical survey of American religious life, will trace the unique story of American religion from colonial times to the present. Guiding our exploration will be the ideas of "contact," "conflict," and "combination." Along the way, we will examine the varieties of religious experiences and traditions that have shaped and been shaped by American culture such as, Native American traditions, Puritan life and thought, evangelicalism, immigration, African-American religious experience, women's movements, and the on-going challenges of religious diversity. Readings include sermons, essays, diaries and fiction, as well as secondary source material. 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91688

Course

HIST0228

All Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

HIST0228A-F12 Lecture (Rochford)
HIST0228Y-F12 Discussion (Rochford)
HIST0228Z-F12 Discussion (Rochford)