We intend to examine the story of the religious “experience” of the American people from the 16th century to the present. Our principal concerns are to gain a better understanding of a) the essential beliefs and practices of America’s religious communities, b) the major interpretive themes employed to make sense of the American religious story, c) aspects of the interaction between religion and American culture, and d) the role individuals play in the formation and sustenance of religious movements and institutions.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Brigham Young UniversityInstitution
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
1996 Date Published
Religious Studies, History Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition
Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars Topics