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Religion in American Culture

The primary goal of “The American Religious Experience” is to examine the beliefs and practices of the major religious traditions and movements in American history. This course surveys major religious traditions, movements, and themes in American history from the colonial period to the present. Additionally, we will explore the relationship between religious values and beliefs and other aspects of American culture. Along with acquiring certain factual information, another purpose of the course is to critically analyze and understand the interaction between religious beliefs and social, cultural, and intellectual forces in American culture.


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

John G., Jr. Stackhouse

Regent 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


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