The goals of this course.
A discussion of why religious traditions tend to split into lots of diverse movements.
An unpublished essay of mine on Reformations, ancient and modern
Christianity in the New World
The Catholic Reformation
Christianity in colonial America
Revivals and awakenings
Hymns in American religious life
Anabaptists and Baptists
The radical separatist tradition
Christianity and the American Revolution
Race, religion and slavery
Religion in the antebellum US
Christianity and the American Civil War
Materials on apocalyptic religion, and on the influential concept of the Antichrist
Hell and the Devil in the Christian tradition
A discussion of the book THE WAY OF A PILGRIM, on the Orthodox tradition of prayer and mysticism.
Matthew Arnold's poem DOVER BEACH.
A handout on the film BATTLE OF THE MINDS, on gender conflicts in modern American Protestantism.