This course will explore the origins, development, and character of a variety of religious traditions and movements in North America and the United States, from pre-contact to the present. Although we will cover historical terrain of dates, places, and people, and consult primary documents and critical essays, our study will be organized around our reading of five “fictions,” works that rise out of and/or imaginatively describe religious movements.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Anne Blue WillsAuthor
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
2005 Date Published
Religious Studies, English Discipline
Catholic, Hinduism, Indigenous, Other Christianities, Protestant Religous Tradition
Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Immigration/Refugees, Popular Culture/Media/Music/Sports, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Race/Ethnicity Topics