Following scholars deep into America's religious history

Religion in the American Experience

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Religion has profoundly influenced the sweeping American narrative, perhaps more than any other force in our history, from the time before European settlers to the present day. The start-up National Museum of American Religion is working to build a museum in the nation’s capital that tells the story of what religion has done to America and what America has done to religion, inviting all to explore the role of religion in shaping the social, political, economic and cultural lives of Americans and thus America itself.I’m your host Chris Stevenson – join me for our twelve-part podcast series, Religion and the American Experience, as we follow scholars deep into America’s religious history, and learn how it can inform and animate us as citizens grappling with complex questions of governance and American purpose in the 21st century. Episodes will be released every Monday between now and the end of the year on Podbean under Religion in the American Experience, Apple Podcast and Spotify.

Latest Episode

1. “Tornado God: Religion and Violent Weather” with Peter Thuesen.
2. “Religion in the 1800 Election” with Ed Larson.
3. “Evangelicals’ Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy, 1970s – 1990s” with Lauren Turek.
4. “The Civil War as a Theological Crisis” with Mark Noll
5. “Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America” with Linford Fisher.
6. “Are Race and Religion Intertwined in American History? ” with Paul Harvey.
7. “Has Religion Influenced American Diplomacy and War?” with Andrew Preston.