Christianity and Race in America

This course explores the tangled history of Christianity and race in America. It examines how empire-building, migration, slavery, abolition, racialization, and other features of European expansion impacted the development of Christianity in North America. We will pay special attention to Native American and African-American voices in the Atlantic world as well as Asian and Asian-American perspectives in the Pacific world to study the multicultural dimensions of American Christianity. Along the way, participants will learn how historical inquiry can shape Christian witness that aspires toward the common good.