Church History and Doctrine

American Christianity and the Restored Gospel

American Christianity and the Restored Gospel
History, doctrine, and practices of the major Christian faiths of America in light of the restored gospel.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining REL C 353
Course Outcomes: 


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


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.


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


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."