REL 241.001

American Religious History

T, R | 12:30-1:45

MA 207

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This Core course offers a broad overview of changing conceptions of religion in American culture, history, & society, from the colonial period to today; emphasis will be placed on race, politics, immigration, & cultural power. HU

Michael J. Altman

  • Office hours: 

    Monday, 12:30pm-1:30pm; Tuesday, 9:00am-10:00am, and by appointment.

  • (205) 348-5271
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The Religious History of America cover

Gaustad, Edwin
The Religious History of America: The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today
Harper One, 2004

A Documentary History of Religion in America cover

Gaustad, Edwin S. et al.
A Documentary History of Religion in America
Eerdmans, 2018

The Christians: A Play cover

Hnath, Lucas
The Christians: A Play
Overlook Press, 2016

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