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Fall 2016-2017
* REL 358 (HA)   No Audit

Religion in American Culture since 1830

Brendan Pietsch

The relationship between religion and society in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Particular attention will be paid to the rise of religious liberalism and fundamentalism, the social gospel, New Thought, modern forms of religious experience, the effects of consumer culture on religious practices, and the impact of science on religious belief.

Sample reading list:
Fox, Trials of Intimacy
Wenger, We Have a Religion
Greene, No Depression in Heaven
Byrne, O God of Players
Moreton, To Serve God and Wal-Mart
Rouse, Engaged Surrender
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 100-150 pages of reading per week; participation; short papers; paper in lieu of a final exam.

Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23855 L01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M W   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:3 Limit:12
24813 P01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:3 Limit:10
23859 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled