James K. Wellman
Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty. Course content varies.
We will explore the sources of American enthusiastic religion, evangelical, holiness and pentecostal. We will identify their ethnic backgrounds, social contexts and analyze approaches to these religions in the study of religious experience. Finally, we will evaluate the social and psychological effects of these forms of religion on individuals, groups and social systems as they effect America and now, the globe.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Some faculty lecture but mostly group discussion and student led discussions. >
Read John Corrigan's Religion in America. >
Class assignments and grading
One ten to twelve page paper on the book that you present in your assigned week.
Participation in the seminar; the presentation of your book and paper.