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History of Religion in the U.S.

This course offers a selective survey of American Religious History from pre-Columbian times to the present. It emphasizes the remarkable diversity of religious belief and practice in the area that became the United States. Challenging theoretical questions about the essence of religion and the scholarly study of it are an essential part of the course.


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

Charles F. Irons

Elon University

Private College or University
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Undergraduate Course
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Religious Studies, History

Buddhism, General Comparative Traditions, New Religious Movements, Other Christianities, Other Traditions, Protestant
Religous Tradition

Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Politics/Law/Government, Race/Ethnicity, Nationalism/War/Civil Religion

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