HDS 2367

American Religious History to 1865

David Holland


Beginning with the religious cultures of Native Americans, and concluding with the religious implications of the American Civil War, this course will survey four centuries of religious history. It will focus on the evolutions of religious thought, the interplay of religious practice with secular culture, religious lives in both mainstream and marginalized groups, and the relationship of church and state. It will also consider the denominational development of numerous movements (e.g., Congregationalists, Friends, Baptists, Shakers, Disciples of Christ, Seventh-day Adventists).

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 40 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1518


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • African and African American Religious Studies
  • Religions of the Americas
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Denominational Polity
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
Language Course Designation(s) None