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RELG 119     American Religious History: Contact, Exchange, Migration  (4)

This course is a survey of American religious history, with a focus on the diversity of religions and religious people. The course considers religion in early America (Native American traditions, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism), new religions shaped in America (such as Mormonism, Christian Science, Spiritualism, New Thought), eastern religions brought to America (Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism), and present-day religious trends (from evangelicalism to New Age/new spirituality). Throughout, the course emphasizes how each religious path is shaped by its contact with others.