Folklife Studies refers to the scholarly discipline which cultivates a sensibility and an appreciation for the culture of everyday life in complex societies. Religious folklife means specific cultural creations that express religious attitudes and beliefs. This course in American religious folklife will examine the history and culture of religion in America with specific reference to Christian and Christian-based systems, as well as believers’ religious artifacts, art, craft, architecture, belief, customs, habits, foodways, costume, narrative, dance, song and other cultural expressions.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Leonard Norman PrimianoAuthor
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
1999 Date Published
Religious Studies, American Studies, Other Discipline
Catholic, General Comparative Traditions, Judaism, Other Traditions, Protestant Religous Tradition
Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Health/Death, Immigration/Refugees, Popular Culture/Media/Music/Sports, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Race/Ethnicity Topics