HDS 2773

Religion and the Left in US History

Daniel McKanan


This course surveys religious and spiritual movements for social transformation in the United States from the early nineteenth century to the present. We will consider such movements as abolitionism, pacifism, feminism, socialism, the social gospel, and civil rights, paying special attention to the theological and denominational diversity of religious activism, external and internal criticisms of religious leftists, and the interplay between religious radicalism and other religious and cultural traditions.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1565


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
Course location to be announced.

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