God in America: How Religious Liberty Shaped America!
Based on the PBS documentary of the same name, this will be an 8-week Sunday morning study of how Christianity evolved in the new world. From the first missionary encounters between Spanish priests and native Americans, through the Jeffersonian definition of religious liberty, to the evolution of “inner light” theology and the great evangelical revivals of the early 19th century (including the development of uniquely American stands of Christianity such as the Shakers and the Mormons), the American continent, and more specifically the American nation, has offered an open landscape and social conditions of personal liberty in which the Christian religion has evolved and flourished in unique ways.
Class begins on January 21st at 9:15 a.m. in Classroom 3. All are welcome!