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American Christianity

Course Goals and Objectives: 1.) Present a broad survey of the history of Christianity in the United States. 2.) Acquaint students with the contributions of the Christian tradition to American culture and the effects of American culture on Christian faith and practice. 3.) Assess the role and importance of traditionally marginalized peoples and religious traditions in American Christianity. 4.) Increase analytical and critical skills with primary and secondary sources and the ability to express those skills verbally and in writing. 5.) Understand the relevance of historical debates regarding God, nature and society to current religious, social and political issues.


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

Diana Butler Bass

Rhodes College

Private College or University
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Undergraduate Course
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Religious Studies, History

Catholic, Other Christianities, Protestant
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Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Race/Ethnicity

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