HIST 3328 Course Schedule

Fall 2017

Complete the readings for each date before the date listed.
Dates are tentative; the professor reserves the right to make changes.
Changes to the Web page supersede any printed class handouts.

Aug 28 Introduction: What is religion?

Aug 30 Religions of Native America

Sep 1 Religions of Native America, cont.

Sep 4 Labor Day--No class

Sep 6 Origins of Christianity

Sep 8 Development of Catholicism

Sep 11 The Protestant Reformation

Sep 13 Puritanism

Sep 15 Puritanism

Sep 18 Quiz: Edmund S. Morgan, Puritan Dilemma

Sep 20 Puritan New England

Sep 22 Troubles in New England


Sep 27 The Great Awakening

Sep 29 Establishment and Diversity

Oct 2 Establishment and Diversity, cont.

Oct 4 Enlightenment and Religion

Oct 6 Religion and Revolution

Oct 9 Religion in the New Nation

Oct 11 The Second Great Awakening

Oct 13 Quiz: Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz, The Kingdom of Matthias
Study Questions

Oct 16 The Second Great Awakening


Oct 20 The Second Great Awakening in the North

Oct 23 The Second Great Awakening in the North, cont.

Oct 25 Religion and the Civil War

Oct 27 Religion and the Civil War, cont.

Oct 30 Catholicism

Nov 1 Quiz: Christopher H. Evans, The Social Gospel in American Religion: A History
Study Questions

Nov 3 Catholicism in the nineteenth century, cont.

Nov 6 Unitarianism and Transcendentalism

Nov 8 Liberal Protestantism and the Social Gospel


Nov 13 Science and Protestantism

Nov 15 Science and Protestantism

Nov 17 The Fundamentalist Controversy

Nov 20 Quiz: Steven P. Miller, The Age of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years
Study Questions

Nov 22-26 Thanksgiving Break--No class

Nov 27 The Fundamentalist Controversy

Nov 29 Religion between the World Wars

Dec 1 Jews in America

Dec 4 The Churches in the Fifties and Sixties
Book review due

Dec 6 Sixties and Seventies: Transformation of Popular Religion; Religion’s Conservative Turn

Dec 13 — Wednesday — 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — FINAL EXAM