Description: This course is structured to understand the historical import, distinction and variety of religion in the United States of America. We will study indigenous religions, Eastern Religion and various forms of Christianity to analyze how religion has developed in the diverse sociohistorical contexts of North America. We will have dialogue that integrates environmental science and assignments to assess how religion is lived currently in the United States- and how it shapes and influences society’s responses to environmental devastation and climate change. Despite a vocal minority critical of mainstream science, there is consensus among the great majority of scientists studying climate that present-day global climate change is real, significant, and primarily human-caused. How can religious belief and praxis assist human beings interact with the natural world to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change?
Seminary: Hood Theological Seminary
Science areas: Environmental ScienceCHT200.History of Religion in the United States.2022final