This course surveys the history of religion in the United States from the colonial period to the present. It focuses on a series of religious controversies that highlight the pluralistic and conflictual nature of American religious history. In an effort to get back as close as possible to these controversies, we will read almost exclusively from primary documents produced by the disputants themselves.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Public College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course, Graduate Course Class Type
1993 Date Published
Religious Studies, American Studies, Philosophy Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition
Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Race/Ethnicity, Nationalism/War/Civil Religion Topics