Syllabus Fulbright September 2002
Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
Required Reading List for Church, State and Society Seminar.
Kosmin, Barry and Lachman, Seymour. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society. New York: Harmony Books, 1993. Ch. 2 and Conclusion. "Religion in American Culture: A Historical Overview."
Eck, Diana. A New Religious America: How a Christian Country Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation. San Fransico: Harper, 2001. Ch. 2. "From Many, One."
Lincoln, Eric C. The Black Church Since Frazier. New York: Schocken Books, 1970. Ch. 4. "The Nation of Islam: An Alternative to Black Religion." "What the Muslims Believe", "What the Muslims Want".
Eck, Diana. A New Religious America: How a Christian Country Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation. San Fransico: Harper, 2001. Ch. 5. "American Muslims: Cousins and Strangers."
Flowers, Ronald B. That Godless Court?: Supreme Court Related Decisions of Church-State Relationships. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994. Ch. 1 and pp 15-19. "The Court and Its Procedures."
Garraty, John (ed). Quarrels That Changed the Constitution. pp 285-306
McConnell, Michael, Garvey, John H., and Berg, Thomas C. Religion and the Constitution. New York: Aspen Law and Business, 2002. Introduction.
Opinion polls from nine Muslim countries conducted by Gallup corporation.
Abrams, Elliott. The Influence of Faith. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. Ch. 4. "The Political Sociology of the Crusade Against Religious Persecution."
Readings from the Pew Research Center For People and the Press. "Americans Struggle With Religion's Role at Home and Abroad." Taken from www.pewforum.com
Huntington, Samuel. "The Clash of Civilizations?", Foreign Affairs. 1993.
Smith, Christian. Christian America?: What Evangelicals Really Want. University of California Press, 2000. Ch. 1. "Making Sense of Christian America."
Readings from Religion in the News. Including, Silk, Mark. "Islam is Everywhere" From Fall 2001 Vol. 4, No. 3. and Walsh, Andrew. "The Scandal of Secrecy" and "Covering Islam in Egypt" from Spring 2002, Vol 5. No. 1.
Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion. Princeton University Press, 1988. Ch. 8. "Mobilization of the Religious Right."
Christiano, Kevin J., Swatos, William H. Jr., and Kivisto, Peter. Eds. Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments. Walnut Creek: Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 2002. Ch. 9. "Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism: Old-Time Religion?"
Christiano, Kevin J., Swatos, William H. Jr., and Kivisto, Peter. Eds. Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments. Walnut Creek: Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 2002. pp 161-181. From the chapter, "Religion and Ethnicity."
Sheler, Jeffery L. "Faith in America." From US News and World Report. May 6th, 2002. Vol. 132, No. 15. pp 41-49.
Yazbeck Haddad, Yvonne, and Esposito, John L., Ed. Muslim on the American Path. New York: Oxford Press, 1998. Excerpts.
Appleby, R. Scott. The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. Ch. 8. "Ambivalence as Opportunity: Strategies for Promoting Religious Peacebuilding."