Philosophy and Religion

JILL CARROLL EXPLORES: Religion in the American Experiment

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Price: 200.00 USD
4 Weeks

09 - 25 - 2019, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2019-09-25 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Religion has been a part of the American political experiment since the country’s very beginnings. During nearly every major event or stage of the country—the colonial period, the early post-Revolution years, the various stages of westward expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, the various social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, to 21st century grapplings with technology and late-stage capitalism—through all of them, religious belief and practice has informed the actors who drove these events into the national history. In this course we will look at the distinct ways in which religion was and remains an integral part of the relatively short American political experiment. In doing so, we will see more clearly how, regardless of our own personal faith practices, those of us born and/or raised in this country have a specific religious consciousness “baked” into us simply from breathing in the so-called “American Dream." (This four-session class will meet September 25, October 9, November 6, & December 11.)

JILL CARROLL EXPLORES: Religion in the American Experiment

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Price: 200.00 USD
4 Weeks

09 - 25 - 2019, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM 2019-09-25 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Religion has been a part of the American political experiment since the country’s very beginnings. During nearly every major event or stage of the country—the colonial period, the early post-Revolution years, the various stages of westward expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, the various social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, to 21st century grapplings with technology and late-stage capitalism—through all of them, religious belief and practice has informed the actors who drove these events into the national history. In this course we will look at the distinct ways in which religion was and remains an integral part of the relatively short American political experiment. In doing so, we will see more clearly how, regardless of our own personal faith practices, those of us born and/or raised in this country have a specific religious consciousness “baked” into us simply from breathing in the so-called “American Dream." (This four session class will meet September 25, October 9, November 6, & December 11.)