Mar 23, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RE 237 Back to the Future: Revitalization Movements & Social Change

Did you know the first Christians were considered atheists? Often enough, religious revivals and spiritualmovements challenge mainstream culture, and in doing so can be seen as a source of deviant behavior.Through case studies of selected “revitalization movements” (e.g., Burning Man, Alcoholics Anonymous,Judeo-Christianity), this course examines once-foreign, -outlandish, and -unpopular ideas regarding thesupernatural, and the ways in which these ideas have gradually been absorbed into today’s mainstreamculture.