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Religious Studies

REL 254 Three American Traditions of Spirituality (1)

This course focuses on the theme of spirituality in the 18th- and 19th-century American theology. Three traditions of spirituality will be addressed: (1) the tradition of spiritual quietism that shaped the predominantly White, Anglo-Saxon tradition rooted in Christian Platonism of New England; 2) the tradition of spiritual activism that shaped the Afro-American tradition; and 3) the tradition of spiritual ideological emotionalism that shaped the revivalist traditions on the frontier.

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: McGaughey