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Candler Library 124
Violence, hatred, and oppression; sexuality and gender politics; immigration, urbanization, and diversity; missions and empire building; solitary reflections and social experimentation--the history of religions in the United States is as much about these cultural topics as it is about particular traditions in American history. Indeed, historical investigations of Protestantism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, or any other religious group on American soil are greatly complicated when careful attention is given to the relations between specific traditions and the larger cultural contexts in which Americans live religious lives. While many introductory American religion courses present either a fairly straightforward historical survey or a cross-cultural thematic exploration of specific trends, in the interest of examining the great variety of religious expression in American history, we will try to do some of both.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- America: Religion and Religions (most recent edition).
- Baptized in Blood.
- Sacred Matters .
- Black Magic.
The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.