Middlebury

HIST 0228

Religion in America

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.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS NOR PHL
Equivalent Courses:
RELI 0170 *
AMCV 0170
HIST 0170
AMST 0170

Sections in Fall 2022