The History and Thought of Evangelicalism in America

This course covers the growth and development of evangelical Christianity in the United States from the Colonial Period to the Present, with a special focus on the development of evangelical life and its role in broader American culture. Themes include: gender, race, capitalism, politics, popular culture, and the growth of evangelical Christianity following the Second Great Awakening with special emphasis given to the post-World War II era with the formation of present-day Evangelicalism. Upon completion of this course, students will have a superior grasp of the diverse history of the Church in the U.S., particularly in the area of politics, pop culture, and race, three issues that permeate current American Evangelical discourse.


Trimesters Offered

Summer 2024

Type of Course

Ministry Essentials

Course Area

Theology & History

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