PROFESSOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER
RLST 4820 / 5820:
Interdisciplinary Seminar on Religion:
Cold War Culture and Religion.
This course examines the ways in which the cold war affected culture and religion in the United States. The course also looks at the post-cold war years and the contemporary situation, to see how political life, culture, and religion today have been influenced by the cold war era.
SYLLABUS, Spring 2003
Augelli and Murphy, Ideology and Common Sense ; Ideology and Foreign Policy
Hodgson, The Ideology of the Liberal Consensus
Martin Marty, "The Vital Center" (from Modern American Religion, vol. 3)
Martin Marty, "Civic Religion" (from Modern American Religion, vol. 3)
Stephen Whitfield, "Praying: God Bless America" (from Cold War Culture)
Encyclopedia Britannica, U.S. history, http://search.eb.com/eb/article?eu=121265
Harry Truman, The Truman Doctrine
Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address
Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Time to Break Silence"
Ronald Reagan, "The Evil Empire"
George W. Bush, Inaugural Address
Robert Bellah, "75 Years"
Ira Chernus, "The Word 'Peace' as a Weapon of (Cold) War," Peace Review, vol. 10, no. 4, December, 1998.
Ira Chernus, "Eisenhower: Faith and Fear in the Fifties" unpublished
Ira Chernus, "The War on Terrorism and Sin" unpublished
Ira Chernus, "Fighting Terror in the National Insecurity State" broadcast on Alternative Radio
SYLLABUS, Spring 2001
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