HDS 2524

Religion and American Public Life

Mara Willard


An overview of the issues that arise within American democracy concerning the public role of religion. This course will cover issues in public theology, religion and democratic political theory, and constitutional law, including church/state relations. It will conclude with a case study in public policy, considering such issues as religion and gay/lesbian marriage, religion and warfare, and/or religion and welfare community organizing. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1550


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Wed 2pm-4pm
Divinity Hall Room 211

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None