This course asks how Christianity has both shaped and reflected economic developments in America from the eighteenth century to the present. Besides examining diverse Christian attitudes toward consumerism and capitalism, we will ask how economic developments have shaped understandings of God and the self. Among other topics, we will explore the rise of the consumer revolution in the eighteenth century, the relationship between capitalism and slavery, Christian responses to industrial capitalism, Christian marketing techniques, and the popularity of the prosperity gospel in modern-day America.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1489
Course location to be announced.
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