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Religion in America

This course is an introduction to the religious history of America. We will explore the historical development of the primary religious traditions in America, especially Protestantism, Catholicism, and Judaism, as well as the formative influence of religion among women, African Americans, and American Indians. Principal themes include pluralism, the impact of religious disestablishment, revivalism and reform, theological movements, and religious innovation.


This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.

Jonathan Baer

Wabash College

Private College or University
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Undergraduate Course
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Religious Studies, History

Buddhism, Catholic, Judaism, Protestant
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Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Immigration/Refugees, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Race/Ethnicity, Nationalism/War/Civil Religion

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