This course will explore: 1.) the nature and sources of denominationalism in America; 2.) the genesis, development, theology, and practice of nine denominational families in America; 3.) the changing face of denominationalism in America today; and 4.) issues in denominationalism. Upon completion of this course, the responsible student will be able to discuss possible reasons why America was particularly well-suited for the development of multiple sects and denominations and discuss the importance of the Reformation in setting the stage for the development of denominations.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Lydia Huffman HoyleAuthor
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
1999 Date Published
Religious Studies Discipline
Catholic, Other Christianities, Protestant Religous Tradition
Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Theology/Liturgy Topics