Five College Consortium

Religion in U.S.

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Amherst College

An introduction to the historical development and contemporary reality of religion in the United States. The course will survey three phases of historical development: the Atlantic world phase (origins through the American Revolution); the continental phase (from the Constitution to World War I); and the global phase (from World War I to the present). Attention will be given throughout to the changing shape of religious diversity, various (and often mutually opposed) efforts to reform society or forge consensus around religious ideals, and the intersection of religion and the realities of race. Emphasis will also be placed, especially with regard to the “global phase,” on the complex relation of religious movements, ideals, and leaders to the United States’ ever-increasing role as a world power.

Spring semester. Professor Wills.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Religion in U.S.
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

David Wills

TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM

CHAP 103