Christian Spirituality & the American Church: A Historical Perspective


Program Masters
Field of Study History
Class# H-452

This course explores the history of Christian spirituality within the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through the lenses of spiritual practices as they are situated in specific places and time. The course will compare different forms of spirituality within specific eras, noting the historical context in which they emerge or are relocated from other historical eras. We will study major traditions of spirituality within the Christianity of the United States such as Reformed, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, and Pentecostal. Attention will be given to the ecclesial and personal experiences of spirituality through the study of texts, field visits, and journaling.