This is a course about religion in America. It attempts to define the nature of American religion as it developed over the past two hundred years, since the advance of capitalist industry at the end of the eighteenth century. It analyzes four distinct yet intimately related dimensions to the American religious experience that have been the subject of much of the best scholarship in the field during the last decade. They are: religion and commercial culture, devotional culture, religion and politics, and gender.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
John M. GiggieAuthor
University of Texas at San AntonioInstitution
Public College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
2005 Date Published
Religious Studies, Anthropology Discipline
Catholic, General Comparative Traditions, Judaism, Protestant Religous Tradition
Business/Capitalism/Labor, Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Politics/Law/Government, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Race/Ethnicity, Science/Technology/Environment Topics