Evangelical America

REL-C 330 — Spring 2023

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Candy Gunther Brown
Days and Times
MW 9:45AM - 11:00AM
Course Description

From early American revivals to contemporary politics, evangelical Christians—pentecostals and charismatics among them—have shaped U.S. cultural and political institutions. In this course, we will ask: Who are evangelicals? What do they believe, and how do they behave? Should non-evangelicals be worried about them? This course explores the causes, nature, and implications of evangelical influence through the lenses of history, literature, and religious studies. Our texts include fiction, poetry, music, film, and food. There are two short papers and two take-home examinations.