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    Otterbein University
  Feb 20, 2018
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

RELG 2200 - Religion in America

Hours: 4
This course surveys religion in America by examining both major and minor traditions, movements, persons, and ideas that have made significant impact on the spiritual landscape of the United States from pre-Columbian times to the present. Key themes to be addressed in the course include: the roots of American Judaism and Catholicism; the origins and dominance of Protestantism; the rise of pluralism and denominationalism; the sources and persistence of Liberalism; the impact of the American frontier on religious structures; the importance of rational religion (e.g., Deism) at the nation’s founding; the religious significance of the “Manifest Destiny” idea; the emergence and spread of revivalism; the rise and proliferation of America’s many and diverse indigenous Christian denominations; the Social Gospel; Fundamentalism; immigrant religions of the late 20th and early 21st centuries; and so-called New Age spirituality.
Notes: Except for Nursing majors, this course may be used as a substitute for the INST Reflection and Responsibility (INST 2200’s) requirement.