HIST 547

History of Religion in America

Course Description

Christianity has been intertwined with American history, culture, and politics since the first arrival of European explorers. The close connection between faith and culture has been a double-edged sword, alternately supporting and inhibiting the growth of a vibrant and faithful church. Join us as we discuss the many ups and occasional downs of Christianity’s sojourn in American history, examining key ideas, persons, movements, and institutions from the 16th century to the present day. No background knowledge of American history is necessary; all you need is a desire to learn more about the religious culture of Canada’s southern neighbour.

Dates Jul 3–Jul 7
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



Grant Wacker

Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History

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There are no perquisites for this course.

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