This course is designed to examine and critically analyze the nature of the relationship between religion and various aspects of politics in the United States. We analyze how religion affects American politics among the masses and in the courts, and we ask why religion and politics are so thoroughly interwoven in the United States by examining the religion-politics relationship in historical and theoretical perspective. In doing so, we will encounter a range of themes that are relevant to the study of American politics.
Public College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
2014 Date Published
Religious Studies, Political Science Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition