HDS 2358

The American Evangelical Tradition from Jonathan Edwards to Jerry Falwell

David N. Hempton


The purpose of the course is to investigate the evangelical tradition from its origins in the religious revivals of the eighteenth century to its contemporary role in American culture, society and politics. Notwithstanding its often stereotypical characterizations, the evangelical tradition is surprisingly eclectic and complex. A central objective of the course, therefore, is to explore that complexity in relation to gender, ethnicity, social class, and political culture. The course will make use of primary and secondary materials to shed light on evangelical theology, spirituality, and cultural expression in America and in a global context. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Culture and Belief 52


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Tue Thu 10am-11am
FAS Emerson Hall Room 108

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Religions of the Americas
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None