Activism & Christianity in Modern America

RELIGION 238S

An exploration of the relation of Christian belief and practices with agitation for social change, with a focus on the United States from the colonial period to the present. Attention given to how identity, power, and suffering shape historical judgments about the intersection of religion and ethics. Close readings of primary sources drawn from autobiographies, letters, sermons, poems, and treatises. Figures may include John Wesley, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Pauli Murray, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan. Instructor: Staff
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 238S
  • ETHICS 238S
  • POLSCI 244S
Typically Offered
Occasionally