Religions are confluences of organic-cultural flows that intensify joy and confront suffering by drawing on human and superhuman forces to make homes and cross boundaries. Thomas Tweed, Crossing and Dwelling, 36. The launching point for this course was Tweed’s Crossing and Dwelling:
Kruse, Kevin M. One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America. New York: Basic Books, 2015. Bowler, Kate. Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. In the final week of the readings course,
Hinojosa, Felipe. Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture, 2014. This weeks readings largely remained in the south but transitioned to a much more focused demographic. Felipe Hinojosa, in Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture, addresses the story of
Chappell, David L. A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow.Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Fones-Wolf, Ken, and Elizabeth A. Fones-Wolf. Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie.
Prell, Riv-Ellen. Fighting to Become Americans: Assimilation and the Trouble between Jewish Women and Jewish Men. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2000. Moore, Deborah Dash. GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004 Prell, Riv-Ellen. “America, Mordecai