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Religion in American History

Spring Semester, 2001
Dr. Tallant's Classes

The American Studies Major

Department of History

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Knight Hall Chapel 002 | 10:00-10:50 MWF | 3 Credit Hours

Course Schedule

Schedule: The following tentative schedule should be used as a guide for the completion of assignments and readings. Assigned readings should be completed by the class date listed in the left column.


BACKGROUND:
THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION

Jan. 17
Introduction

Jan. 19
The Protestant Reformation in Historical Context

Jan. 22
The English Reformation


RELIGION IN COLONIAL AMERICA
1607-1763

Jan. 24
The Role of Religion in the Founding of the Southern Colonies

  • Last day for choosing topic for biographical report

Jan. 26
The Role of Religion in the Founding of the New England Colonies

  • Morgan, The Puritan Dilemma, all pages

Jan. 29
Puritanism and the Massachusetts Bay Colony

  • Morgan, The Puritan Dilemma, all pages

Jan. 31
The Legacy of Puritanism

  • Morgan, The Puritan Dilemma, all pages

Feb. 2
The Role of Religion in the Founding of the Middle Colonies

Feb. 5
The Great Awakening

Feb. 7
The Impact of the Great Awakening on American Society

  • Excerpt from Patricia U. Bonomi, Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986).
  • Jon Butler, "Enthusiasm Described and Decried: The Great Awakening as Interpretive Fiction," Journal of American History 69 (September 1982):305-325.

Feb. 9
The Great Awakening and the Rise of the Baptists and Methodists

  • Rhys Isaac, "Evangelical Revolt: The Nature of the Baptists' Challenge to the Traditional Order of Virginia, 1765 to 1775," William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 31 (July 1974):345-368.


RELIGION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN NATION
1763-1865

Feb. 12
Religion and the Causes of the American Revolution

  • Derek H. Davis, "Religion and the American Revolution," Journal of Church and State 36 (Autumn 1994):709-726.
  • Philip Goff, "Revivals and Revolution: Historiographic Turns Since Alan Heimert's Religion and the American Mind," Church History 67 (December 1998):695-722.
  • Patricia U. Bonomi, "'Hippocrates' Twins': Religion and Politics in the American Revolution," The History Teacher 29 (Fall 1996):137-44.

Feb. 14
Religion and the American Revolution

Feb. 16
Religion and the Making of the U.S. Constitution

Feb. 19
Exam 1

Feb. 21
The Great Revival and the Second Great Awakening

Feb. 23
Theology and the Second Great Awakening

Feb. 26
The Second Great Awakening and the Antebellum Reform Movements

  • Bertram Wyatt-Brown, "Prelude to Abolitionism: Sabbatarian Politics and the Rise of the Second Party System," Journal of American History 58 (1971):316-341.
  • Mary Hershberger, "Mobilizing Women, Anticipating Abolition: The Struggle Against Indian Removal in the 1830s," Journal of American History 86 (1999):15-40.
Feb. 28
Religion and the Second American Party System
  • Robert Swierenga, "Ethnoreligious Political Behavior in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Voting, Values, and Cultures," in Mark Noll, ed., Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the 1980s (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990).
Mar 2
The Rise of American Catholicism and the Know-Nothing Movement

Mar. 5
Religion and the Antislavery Movement

  • Snay, The Gospel of Disunion, ix-77

Mar. 7
White Christianity in the Old South

  • Snay, The Gospel of Disunion, ix-77

Mar. 9
Slave Religion and Black Christianity in the Old South

  • Snay, The Gospel of Disunion, 78-110

Mar. 12
NO CLASS-SPRING BREAK

Mar. 14
NO CLASS-SPRING BREAK

Mar. 16
NO CLASS-SPRING BREAK

Mar. 19
Sectionalism and the Antebellum Denominational Schisms

  • Snay, The Gospel of Disunion, 110-150

Mar. 21
Religion and the Civil War

  • Snay, The Gospel of Disunion, 151-218


RELIGION IN MODERNIZING AMERICA
1865-1941

Mar. 23
The New Immigration and the Growth of American Catholicism and Judaism

Mar. 26
The Development of Mainline, Liberal Christianity in the Gilded Age

Mar. 28
The Social Gospel, Progressivism, and Prohibitionism

Mar. 30
The Development of Conservative, Fundamentalist, and Premillennialist Forms of Protestantism

  • Marsden, Fundamentalism and American Culture, all pages

Apr. 2
Conservative, Fundamentalist, and Premillennialist Forms of Protestantism in the Twentieth Century

  • Marsden, Fundamentalism and American Culture, all pages

Apr. 4
Denominational Schisms, The Scopes Trial, and the Modernist Debate of the 1920s-30s

  • Marsden, Fundamentalism and American Culture, all pages

Apr. 6
Exam 2

Apr. 9
The Rise of Holiness and Pentecostal Movements

  • Blumhofer, Aimee Semple McPherson, ix-94

Apr. 11
Modern Holiness and Pentecostal Movements

  • Blumhofer, Aimee Semple McPherson, ix-94

Apr. 13
NO CLASS-GOOD FRIDAY

Apr. 16
Aimee Semple McPherson and American Christianity in the 1920s-30s

  • Blumhofer, Aimee Semple McPherson, 95-393

Apr. 18
The Revival of American Fundamentalism, 1930s-40s

  • Martin, With God on Our Side, ix-23


RELIGION IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA
1941-PRESENT

Apr. 20
Religion in the Age of the Cold War and the Affluent Society, 1940s-50s

Apr. 23
The New Evangelicalism, 1940s-50s

  • Martin, With God on Our Side, 24-46

Apr. 25
The Sixties: Religious Influences on the Civil Rights Movement

  • Martin, With God on Our Side, 47-73

Apr. 27
The Sixties: Religious Influences on the Vietnam War, and Other Reform Movements

Apr. 30
Reaganism and the Rise of the Religious Right, 1960s-70s

  • Martin, With God on Our Side, 74-220

May 2
The Ascendancy of the Religious Right, 1980s-90s

  • Martin, With God on Our Side, 221-385


FINAL EXAM

May 8
Exam 3
will be given on Tuesday, May 8, at 12:00-2:00.


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Dr. Harold D. Tallant, Department of History, Georgetown College
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