This course provides a study of the history of religious life and practice in Canada and the United States from the time of European colonization to the present. It includes the study of select individuals, church and state relations, and comparisons between the Canadian and U.S. nation-states. Various denominations and sects that comprise the North American religious milieu are highlighted, as are significant movements such as evangelicalism, fundamentalism, feminism, and ecumenism. Historical analysis will inevitably lead to discussions regarding Christianity within our current time and contexts. A combination of lecture and seminar format is utilized.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Eleanor J. StebnerAuthor
The University of WinnipegInstitution
Public College or University, Seminary Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Graduate Course, Seminar Class Type
1999 Date Published
Area Studies, History, Theology Discipline
Catholic, Protestant Religous Tradition
Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Politics/Law/Government, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Race/Ethnicity, Region/Urban/Rural, Theology/Liturgy Topics