Topics in American Culture Studies: Religion in America 1945-1965

  • Faculty: Wayne Fields
  • Schedule: Offered Spring 2010
  • Course Number: L98 AMCS 420
  • Prereq: N/A

This course examines the response of American Jewish and Christian communities to the the global politics of the Cold War, their own international agendas, the economic and social changes that followed a prolonged depression and a war, and most especially, the implications of WWII and the Holocaust for theology and religious ethics. The class looks at a wide range of religious expression (Billy Graham, Rabbi Heschel, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Martin Luther King, Jr. will all appear on the syllabus), as well as, major religious/social movements (the Civil Rights movement and ecumenism as well as the reorganization of evangelicals, etc).