Scripture in American History

Scripture in American History
Scriptural texts in U.S. history across various religious traditions and across time, with attention to questions of authority, translation, interpretation, and reception.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining HIST 394
Course Outcomes

Historical knowledge of scriptures in US history

Describe the general content of various traditions' scripture and comment on the place of scripture within the major religious traditions in U.S. history.

Analysis of the role of scripture in American culture and history

Critically assess the role of scripture in American culture generally, and across time.

Contextualize the history of American scripture

Situate historical discussion and reading of scripture in broader intellectual and cultural contexts.

Analysis of the historiography of American scripture

Offer informed perspectives on the ways scholars have understood the significance of scripture in various traditions and in American culture generally.