The University of St. Thomas

The Bible & American Politics
Title:The Bible & American Politics
Course Number:463
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Landry, David T
Time:1335 - 1440
Location:TBD St Paul
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 02/03 05/23 M  -  W   -  F 20 0 20
Course Description:
This course examines the use and miuse of the Bible and its political teachings in American political history. Readings and discussions will address the political message of the Bible, the question of whether the Bible played any substantial role in the creation of the American polity, and the way in which particular biblical passages, themes, and schools of interpretation have functioned in American political discourse and have influenced the development of American history. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115