REL C 353

American Christianity and the Restored Gospel

Course Description

History, doctrine, and practices of the major Christian faiths of America in light of the restored gospel.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

0

Title

Factual

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify the historical origins and beliefs of major Christian groups in the United States.

Title

Conceptual

Learning Outcome

Students will understand what it means to think historically, and will be able to read, discuss, and analyze primary and secondary source material. They will also come to provide  informed explanations of major trends, transformations, themes, and events in the history of American Christianity.

Title

Spiritual

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to consider the importance of "lived religion"-how religious beliefs have motivated and shaped daily living-across various denominations over time.

Title

Application

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to situate Latter-day Saint beliefs and practices within the wider Christian tradition. They will also learnemploy best comparative practices, always leaving room for "holy envy."