American Religion

SAME AS E70.1010

What has been the role of religion in America? Examines themes relevant to the study of religion through key moments in American history: the relationship between spiritual revivals, political upheavals, and social change from the American Revolution through the culture wars of the twentieth century; the role of religio-racial categories in shaping communities' experience with concepts like the separation of church and state, freedom of religion, and religious pluralism; the ways theologies have both united and divided Americans around the issues of slavery, racial injustice, and immigration; and the influence of religious organizations on democracy, settler colonialism, and imperialism abroad. Considers the present-day stakes for thinking critically about religion as it has shaped and continues to shape American politics, society and culture.






Fall 2022

Michael Baysa
MW: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM SILV 407