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American Christianities: What Do Christians Want?

RELI 226
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Christianity Studies

The course explores contemporary Evangelical Christianity in the United States, and focuses largely on white Evangelicals and how they are shaping our current moment in profound ways. We will interrogate how ideals of the nation, civil religion, the prosperity gospel, capitalism, and the family shape Christian social action. Religion is not only what groups think and believe, but also what they do. We will examine why Christians love Wal-Mart, fund global humanitarian efforts, travel on international missions, use digital media and become influencers, support anti-abortion activism, wage spiritual warfare against demons, and more. By considering a variety of conservative Christian groups, we will critically evaluate the diverse social imaginaries, theological frameworks, and historical foundations that shape this strand of contemporary U.S. Christianities.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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