Religion in the United States|
Fall 2008 not offered
This course is an introduction to religion in the United States with an emphasis on the diverse cultural influences that have informed religious life for Americans. The course materials acquaint the student with some of the major themes in American religious history, moving into an extended consideration of changes in the post-1965 era. We will highlight themes of migration, race, gender, American civil religion, and popular religion. We will pay specific attention to ongoing public debates about the role of religion in American civic life, politics, and popular culture, especially in light of September 11th and its aftermath.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Catherine L. Albanese, AMERICA: RELIGIONS AND RELIGION
Nancy Ammerman, BIBLE BELIEVERS
Robert Orsi, MADONNA OF 115th STREET
Cherry, GOD'S NEW ISRAEL
Karen McCarthy Brown, MAMA LOLA: A VODOU PRIESTESS IN BROOKLYN
Sherry Reynolds, THE RAPTURE OF CANAAN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response papers, attendance, three critical essays, and a final exam.