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Religion in America

This course traces how religious traditions from America, Africa, Europe and Asia changed in the post-Columbian New World context. Each tradition and revision of tradition is taken seriously as a profound attempt to provide orientation in light of changing New World realities. A final section of the course traces contemporary developments reshaping cultural religion in America.


This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.

Joel W. Martin

Franklin and Marshall College

Private College or University
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Undergraduate Course
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Religious Studies, American Studies, History

General Comparative Traditions
Religous Tradition

Popular Culture/Media/Music/Sports, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Race/Ethnicity, Nationalism/War/Civil Religion

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