HDS 2383

Character of God in Early America

David Holland


From the arbitrary sovereign of the Calvinists to the predictable creator of the Deists, perceptions of God ran the spectrum in early America. Many of the key debates of the period—about science and slavery, monarchy and poverty, scripture and disestablishment—fell back on assumptions about the character of Deity. This course will examine the most prominent positions on the divine character and consider the ways they shaped the cultural developments of the period.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1500


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Tues 2pm-4pm
Divinity Hall Room 106

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
  • Preaching and Worship
Language Course Designation(s) None