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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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RELI 218 - Spiritual Seekers in American History & Culture 1880-2008

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 218 ) This course examines the last 120 years of spiritual seeking in America. It looks in particular at the rise of unchurched believers, how these believers have relocated “the religious” in different parts of culture, what it means to be “spiritual but not religious” today, and the different ways that Americans borrow from or embrace religions such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. We focus in particular on unexpected places of religious enchantment or “wonder” in our culture, including how science and technology are providing new metaphors for God and spirit. Christopher White.

Two 75-minute periods.



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