The objectives of this course are: to study the historical context of America’s contemporary debate over the proper relation of church and state; to analyze the seminal theories that have characterized historically the interpretation of the religion clauses of the constitution; and to become familiar with the uses of legal documents for historical research and theological reflection.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Graduate Course, Seminar Class Type
2004 Date Published
Religious Studies, History Discipline
General Comparative Traditions, Indigenous, Protestant Religous Tradition
Family/Children/Reproduction, Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Politics/Law/Government, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars Topics