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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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RELI 154 - (HP) American Catholicism Now

Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
Explorations of varieties of Catholicism in the United States: 1) as a common spiritual impulse across different times and contexts; 2) as a highly differentiated religion whose members both shared and contested its meanings; and 3) as a prism for understanding historical developments for America and Americans in general. The course begins by trying to define Catholicism, including close reading of primary sources, and concludes with reflection upon a semester-long reading of Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey Mountain. Each offering will include specific emphases, from expressions of sacramentality to social justice to sexuality issues.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
RELI 010 , 012 , 013 , 014F , 014S , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 050 , 070 , 075 , 080  or 085 . (Formerly (HP) Varieties of American Catholic Experience.)





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