Money, Media, and Religion

RELS 1380A S01 [CRN: 25960]

This course explores the relationship between religious life, forms of capitalism, and media technologies in the history of the United States. From constructing buildings and printing texts to disseminating teachings and communicating with members: essential aspects of religious life require both money and media. Yet forms of money and media continually have changed, and those changes have taken shape in dialogue with religious beliefs, practices, and sensibilities. This seminar examines this dialogue by visiting such varied sites as Puritan marketplaces, Santa Claus displays, Bible factories, television talk shows, and Occupy protests.
Course Syllabus
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Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
4:00 pm - 6:20 pm Tue - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
16 (May 7, 2014 2:00pm)