PHILIP JENKINS

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY





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RELIGIOUS STUDIES 125W 

MODERN CHRISTIANITY

HANDOUTS AND OTHER CLASS MATERIALS


The goals of this course.

A discussion of why religious traditions tend to split into lots of diverse movements.

The Reformation


An unpublished essay of mine on Reformations, ancient and modern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.

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