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Religious Studies

REL 323 The Bible and American Culture (4)

An examination of the unique role the Bible has played in American culture, from the colonial era to the present. Topics include the Bible and literacy in colonial America, the Bible and the formation of the American ethos of conquest and manifest destiny, the Bible as a weapon in the battle over slavery, women's rights, and GLBTI rights, the Bible in American politics, and Biblical themes (especially apocalyptic) in literature and film

  • General Education Requirement Department: Arts & Humanities; World Engagement: CV
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Patterson

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