The story of the development of American civilization would be incomplete without due attention to the role of religion. Religion and its relationship to American society has been and remains unique in Western culture, and national self-understanding cannot be fully attained without studying the place of religion in American life. The development of insight into the nature of religion and the character of the American nation is the purpose of this course. Primary attention will be given to the historical development of religious ideas and institutions and their interaction with the development of American culture.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
1993 Date Published
Religious Studies, American Studies, History Discipline
New Religious Movements, Other Christianities, Protestant Religous Tradition
Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars Topics